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Benefits of Red Wine And Its Side Effects

A glass of red wine is loaded with antioxidants that has infinite benefits to human body. The primary function of antioxidant is to counter free radicals that strengthen the immunity. Furthermore, the presence of resveratrol improves cholesterol that help manage diabetes and fight obesity. And the flavonoids present inhibits the ROS (reactive oxygen species) thus protecting us from the harmful UV rays.

Benefits of Red Wine And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Red Wine
Nutritional Value of Red Wine
Health Benefits of Red Wine
Boost heart health
Fight diabetes
Raise Omega 3 fatty acid
For anti ageing
Prevents breast cancer
Prevents obesity
Prevents sunburn
Boost brain health and reduces stress
Skin Treatment
Uses of Red Wine
Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Wine
Cultivation of Red Wine

Red Wine

Red wine is made from black or red grapes using the must (pulp) of the grapes, however the fermentation process is carried out together with the grape skin which gives colour to the wine. During the fermentation alchohol, sugar and yeast are added to it . The quality, taste, colour, aroma and alchohol content may vary depending upon the wine maker.

Nutritional Value of Red Wine

Again the nutritional value of red wine may also vary from place to place depending on the amount of sugar and alchohol content. No matter what the content, red wine is full of antioxidants especially flavonoids and resveratrol. The average calorie per 100ml may range from 50 to 85. Other minerals found in red wine are fluoride, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin B6 and B12, phosphorus and choline.

Health Benefits of Red Wine

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Red Wine
Health Benefits of Red Wine

Boost heart health

The presence of antioxidant makes it beneficial for cardiovascular health. It increases the good cholesterol (HDL) and prevents the build up of cholesterol boosting the heart health. Revestrol protects the linings of blood vessels and reduce blood clots. It is also responsible for keeping the fat cells from maturing. And by activating a protein called sirtuin 1, it also protects the heart from inflammation.

Fight diabetes

Moderate consumption of red wine has shown a decrease in cardiometabolic risks in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Ethanol present in wine plays a vital role in metabolizing body glucose. As revesterol keeps in check the spikes and drop in blood pressure levels, people who consume red wine moderately are 30% safer from inflammation.

Raise Omega 3 fatty acid

Raises Omega 3 fatty acids

High levels of omega 3 fatty acids acts as a shield against coronary heart diseases. Red wine is a major source of raising omega 3 fatty acids in plasma and red blood cells. Omega 3 fatty acids are also responsible for the overall cardiovascular health.

For anti ageing

One of the most common known facts is that red wine helps in anti ageing. Yes, that’s true. Since red wine has high amount of antioxidants like flavonoids, resveratrol and tannin which restore collagen and elastic fiber to fight ageing. Moreover, the polyphenols help transform a dull complexion to give you a radiant glow.

Prevents breast cancer

High estrogen (women hormone) levels encourages the growth of cancer cells which is further increased by alchohol consumption. However, the AIs (aromatase inhibitors) present in red wine reduces estrogen levels and increases testosterone in woman approaching menopause.

Prevents obesity

Revesterol present in red wine acts as a catalyst in converting the bad fat into calorie-burning brown fat (also called beige fat). It further enhances the the oxidation of dietary fats and prevents the body from being overloaded. The total process of conversion of white fat into brown fat that finally burns of as heat, thus preventing obesity and metabolic dysfunction.

Prevents sunburn

Red wine reduces the harmful effects of the UV rays and can protect us from severe sunburn. UV rays activates ROS ( reactive oxygen species) , which oxidize fats, DNA and other molecule. As a result of which other enzymes are stimulated that harm skin cells. Flavonoids restricts the ROS in skin cells that are exposed to UV rays.

Boost brain health and reduces stress

The wine molecules are tasteless and flavourless, yet they stimulate the brain to create that sensation, in return making the gray matter of your brain work harder thus boosting your brain health. Resveratrol present in red wine stimulates a stress response gene, which helps protect our DNA during times of stress.

Skin Treatment

Red wine are filled with antioxidants such as flavonoids, resveratrol and tannin it is used as face pack to treat acne, wrinkles and blemishes. The anti inflammatory and antiseptic quality of red wine repairs skin damage and wrinkles and helps in anti ageing.

Uses of Red Wine

Its one of the most exquisite and fancy beverage used across the globe. Also used as an appetizer with dinner in many parts of the globe. Since it has an excess amount of anti oxidants, it is also used as face packs and face massages to treat skin problems. Also used as a flavouring agent in preparation of cuisines.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Wine

The greatest point of worry while consuming red wine is the alchohol content. Alchohol may interact with metronidazole causing severe health issues such as vomiting, stomach upset, sweating headache and increased heartbeat. Excessive consumption may cause your blood to dilute and even cancer.

Cultivation of Red Wine

Red wine originated somewhere in the Caucasus region ( between Europe and asia) most probably in Georgia or iran dating back to as early as 6000 B.C. Red wine has a very distorted history because of the varities of red grapes cultivated in different parts of the world. Fermentation is the process used for making red wines which may vary from place to place in terms of method, time, pressing and aging resulting in different aroma, colour and alchohol content.

Popular Questions & Answers

Is red wine healthy for my age? If it is healthy then can you suggest me which type of red wine can I drink and what amount it is safe to me?

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, No age has been mentioned by you so I am going to give you a general medical opinion on red wine and its benefits. Red wine is a fantastic source of antioxidants. It has large amounts of the antioxidant called polyphenol. Why do we want antioxidants again? Well they just so happen to be the core reason our cells stay healthy and young. They protect us from premature aging and cancer by blocking free radical damage. You may not know what resveratrol is yet, but red wine has it, and you want it! This little compound is naturally found in red wine and is exactly what you need for a good health boost. Studies have shown that it: / Helps control blood sugar (so it’s good for diabetics) / Brilliant for giving your brain function a boost, promoting a strong memory and preventing lifestyle diseases such as memory loss. / Keeps you nice and slim by actually preventing the growth of your fat cells. For ageing skin: Yes, red wine helps us age better. “It is really good for skin and in fact, prevents ageing of skin. Red wine is packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin which help fight ageing by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. It’s true, red wine gives a boost to sagging skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Wine facial, anyone? This beauty secret is perfect to rejuvenate the skin and get the glow you’ve always wanted. Mix with rosehip, strawberries, grapes and essential oils before applying to the face, and then massage for 10 minutes and wash with cold water. One to three glasses a day (125 ml-375 ml) “Considerable evidence shows this is the optimal amount to give the average man the maximum health benefits from red wine.

Hello doctor. My dad is a diabetic patient can he drink red wine? please suggest me.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi. Thanks for the query. There are no benefits of drinking wine. The specific nutrient benefit can be got from other healthy foods a s well. Remember you can end up with troubled blood sugar levels if not taken in the right amounts. Even if had it has to be planned into a diabetic diet. Will not advise random intake.
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If a person is suffering from heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes. Is it recommended to opt for other options than whisky? Like red wine or something else.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, if all the above mentioned conditions are there, then alcohol in any form is not recommended. Thanks.

What is the effects of drinking red wine daily and also is it good to smoke daily twice.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Limited drinking of red wine daily is good for health but with exercise only. The benefits of red wine found in studies are all in people who do daily farmwork. Hence, just taking the red wine is not enough. Leading a healthy lifestyle is also absolutely essential. Smoking is an absolute no for maintaining good health. You will ultimately increase it further. Very few people can hold it at two per day. My suggestion if you have not smoked yet is to not start it at all.
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Popular Health Tips

'Tis the Season - Many Benefits Of Raising A Toast This Christmas!

Master In Clinical Nutririon
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
'Tis the Season - Many Benefits Of Raising A Toast This Christmas!

25th December, an excellent time to celebrate love with your family and close ones. It is one of the most widely celebrated festivals around the world. From decorating homes with lights to erecting Christmas trees or organizing a special meal, there is no end to the celebrations. Christmas celebrations in India are no longer limited to the Christians, people from all religions engage in the festivities. Children, in particular, enjoy this time of year as they are often showered with gifts from parents and elders in the family. 

Wine an essential ingredient of Christmas

No festival is ever complete without a hearty meal. The Christmas meal often consists of turkey, plum cakes, pies, gingerbreads, chicken dishes and most importantly wine. Since, the turkey is a white meat it is light enough to be paired with white wines, and very flavorful at the same time to be paired with delicate red wines. Apart from being an essential on the meal table, a whine toast holds high regard for Christians during Christmas. It is the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem just before his crucifixion. Apart from its significance to Christians and its importance with meals, wine comes with a host of health benefits as well. Let us read on to know more about them: 

Benefits of Red Wine: 

  1. Boosts Heart Health: Red wine contains active compounds, including resveratrol, polyphenols, and quercetin which are known to have cardioprotective properties. It has been proven that drinking moderate amounts of red wine can go a long way in protecting you against cardiovascular diseases. 
  2. Boosts Immune System: Wine contains resveratrol compound obtained from the skins of red grapes and cranberries that boosts the body’s immune system and treatment of acne. 
  3. Controls Diabetes and Cholesterol: Ethanol found in wine metabolizes glucose, which is crucial for diabetes type-2 patients. Red wine also contains procyanidins compound that helps in keeping the blood vessels healthy and lowers cholesterol levels in the body. 

Benefits of White Wine: 

  1. Helps Prevent Diseases: Owing to antioxidant content present in white wine, it goes a long way in preventing breast cancer and lung disease. 
  2. Reduces HangoverChemical by-products of alcohol fermentation, congeners are responsible for giving you hangovers. It is the congeners that give alcohol its aroma, taste, and color. The congeners present in white wine are must lesser than any other alcoholic beverages which reduce the chances of a hangover and its symptoms including nausea, headache and confusion. 
  3. Nutritional Content: White wine is considered highly nutritious as apart from the antioxidants, it also contains potassium, fluoride and phosphorus. If watching weight, it is advised to go for dry white wines than the sweet ones as the dry ones contain the least calories and sweet ones contain the most. 

So, this Christmas raise a toast to health and happiness.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Drinking Red Wine Is Equal To Gymming - Is It Too Good To Be True?

MSc - Food and Applied Nutrition, Ph.D, Aroma Therapist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Drinking Red Wine Is Equal To Gymming - Is It Too Good To Be True?

All wine lovers, behold. A recent study has found that red wine contains a compound called resveratrol which has similar health benefits of exercising or gymming. However, before you give up gymming and turn to a wine cellar, let’s delve deeper into this.

The actual study involved a control group of rats which were supplemented with resveratrol. The rats were then forced to run on a treadmill for days. Results showed that rats who had consumed resveratrol ran faster and longer than rats who did not have resveratrol. The rats that were induced with resveratrol had greater energy and glucose levels.

The health benefits of red wine are well known to all in terms of slimming your waist line, protecting you against dementia and cancer, anti-aging, effective mouthwash and more. And, now adding to these benefits, red wine has also proven to boost heart rate, thereby, increasing your ability to physically exert more. Even though it is an alcoholic beverage, red wine indeed is an elixir when consumed in moderation.

But, before you jump on the bandwagon, below are some important conclusions of the recent study conducted:

  1. The study was done on animals and it can be debatable, if it can apply to humans as well. It is not really sure, if animal studies can actually predict human reactions.
  2. The rats were supplemented with high doses of resveratrol equivalent to one full bottle of red wine. Consuming a whole bottle of red wine will add to more sugar and calories and outweigh the weight loss benefits of red wine.
  3. Resveratrol is also found in grapes. So, rather than gulping down a whole bottle of red wine, why not try a bowl of red grapes? This might be a more healthy way to consume resveratrol and enjoy its proven benefits.
  4. Resveratrol can help patients who are physically incapable of doing exercises. This magical compound, if supplemented in the right way can mimic exercise for such people and provide benefits for them.
  5. As the old saying goes, if something is too good to be true, then it probably is. The health benefits of red wine are abundant, but when it comes down to this study it is really not clear if does it really provide its proven benefits.

This study tends to focus more on people who are unable to get their workout done due to physical inabilities. If you are able to physically work out well, then go for it! There is nothing close to the real benefits of working out. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Health Benefits of Red Wine

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits of Red Wine

Benefits of Red Wine:

1. The antioxidants: 

 The red wine contains antioxidants, especially resveratrol, which is found in grape skins and seeds. The importance of antioxidans is long known, they fight free radicals and this way protects the healthy cells against their action.

2. Prevents heart attack:

 The resveratrol has an important role in blood thining. It works quickly, preventing the platelets (cells involved in blood clotting) to stick together. Through this mechanism, the resveratrol can prevent heart attack.
 Consumed with moderation, as medicine, red wine decreases the risk of heart attacks in eldry people, with aproximately 30-50%. For people who have already suffered a heart attack, the red wine has the power to prevent another attack. Red wine can increase the amount of hdl (the good cholesterol) and prevents ldl (the bad cholesterol). The studies have reported that people who regularly and moderately comsume red wine, presents a lower risk of being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. The moderate consumption of red wine reduces inflammation of chronic smokers blood vessels, prevents blood clots and reduces vessel damage caused by fat deposits.

3. Helps the digestion:

 It was noticed that the natural, untreated red wine helps digestion and prevents bloating. A glass of red wine, after a meal rich in meat and fats, helps in evacuation of waste from the intestine, thus reducing the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer.

4. Skin care

 Also the red wine is ideal for skin care. The resveratrol from its composition helps the skin to remain young and firm, protecting it from free radicals and delaying the appearance of wrinkles. To enjoy an extra of beauty and freshness at skin level, add each time in the bath watter, one or two glasses of red wine.

5. Prevents breast cancer:

 The red wine prevents and keep the breast cancer under control. The scientists at harvard university have found that women who drink two glasses of red wine per day have a 50% lower chances to suffer from breast cancer, while specialists from the university of calabria, italy, found that women who have already been diagnosed with this disease can keep it under control if they drink a glass of red wine every day
 
6. Phytoestrogen effects:

 The resveratrol is a phytoestrogen. There are certain herbs that can play the estrogen role in organism, by having similar effects. Thus, it was sugested that the red wine can combat some problems caused by lack of estrogen, such as osteoporosis or premature menopause. However, these assumpsions have not been proven yet. For those who do not like red wine, the good news is that the resveratroul is also found in peanuts, blueberries and rosehips.

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Table of Content

Red Wine
Nutritional Value of Red Wine
Health Benefits of Red Wine
Boost heart health
Fight diabetes
Raise Omega 3 fatty acid
For anti ageing
Prevents breast cancer
Prevents obesity
Prevents sunburn
Boost brain health and reduces stress
Skin Treatment
Uses of Red Wine
Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Wine
Cultivation of Red Wine