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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

I am allergic to dust. Some days I sneezed in the morning and it will continue the whole day. That I will suffer as much as a hell. I don’t know why. Is it a sinus problem? That day my eyes will become red and I am getting irritation on my face especially near nose and eyes. I don’t like to take okazet tablets. When I suffer I used to drink wine and I will be alright for around 6 hrs. I just want to get ride of this. I need someone’s advice.

MS- ENT, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
ENT Specialist, Thane
hi..u r suffering from allergic symptoms..as per what symptoms u have written. now a days allergic testing can be done easily , where a lot of allergens r tested n whatever u r found allergic to above a certain level , u can be given immunotherapy can be given .tc

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Homeopath, Vadodara
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MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
URTI-Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea , hot coffee,hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips , Namkeens . Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food,Hamburgers, Pizza.Do not take any COLD drinks , cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice Gurrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables.Avoid Chillies completely. Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water.Avoid Cold Milk , Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles. Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes . Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals. Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine,whisky,vodka etc.Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily.Rest for 5 days private consult me for proper details

I am 24, How to increase the sperm quality and quantity in natural way, Please suggest me some remedies what to do.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
To increase sperm quality and quantity - 1. Oxidative stress may lead to infertility in men. Some evidence indicates that taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C, may improve fertility. Foods that are rich in vitamin C (and should be eaten raw) are papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, oranges, kiwifruit, cauliflower 2. Exercising regularly can boost your testosterone levels and improve your fertility 3. Stress can reduce sexual satisfaction and fertility. Stress management and relaxation should be high on your agenda 4. Taking vitamin D supplements may boost testosterone levels in vitamin D-deficient men with low testosterone levels. 5. A few studies examining the use of fenugreek to improve sexual performance and libido have shown promise. However, most studies used a fenugreek seed extract supplement. 6. Taking zinc supplements may increase testosterone levels and improve fertility in men with low zinc status or deficiency- sources of zinc are sesame seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, and green peas 7. Folic acid- folic acid (in the B vitamin family) can boost sperm health. Folic acid is found in lentil beans (1 cup provides almost your entire daily needs.), asparagus, spinach, black beans, kidney beans. 8. B12- Has been shown to increase sperm counts. Many people are deficient in B12; Some foods rich in B12 are dairy and animal products 9. Eat only organic, Avoid soy foods, Eat one dark leafy green vegetable a day, Eat one dark leafy green vegetable a day, take NUTS daily 10. Drink plenty of water 11. Avoid dairy products or at least keep it to a minimum- You can replace milk with nutrient and protein rich nut milks. 12. Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb that may increase testosterone levels and improve male fertility By incorporating these tips into your daily diet you will begin to have more energy, create a stronger immune system as well as promote healthy fertility and increase the sperm count if these doesn't help then contact us for homeopathic medicines.

Popular Health Tips

Empty Stomach - 8 Food Types That You Must Avoid!

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Empty Stomach - 8 Food Types That You Must Avoid!

Do you know not all foods can be consumed on an empty stomach? So, it is imperative that you should be aware of such foods and restructure your breakfast menu accordingly. Here is a list of foods to avoid on an empty stomach.

Stay away from the following foods when you eat after a considerable gap

  1. Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits contain fruit acids. When these acids enter an empty stomach, they can lead to heartburn. Hence, if eaten after a prolonged period post meal, a person is at risk of gastritis and stomach ulcers.
  2. Soda: Consuming cold soda drinks on an empty stomach may cause damage to the mucosal membrane while reducing blood flow to the stomach. This may lead to a slow digestive process and difficulty in the abdomen.
  3. Spicy foods: Spicy foods are known to cause irritation and damage to the digestive tract, and are especially not recommended for people who suffer from acid reflux issues since very spicy food leads to consequences such as acid reflux in the food pipe.
  4. Cucumber and other green vegetables: Green vegetables and cucumber are rich in amino acids. If consumed on an empty stomach it may very well lead to pain and bitterness in the upper abdomen.
  5. Tomato: Tomato is a fruit containing high levels of tannin. Tannin causes acidity in an empty stomach and leads to consequences and appearance of gastritis if frequently consumed in such a manner.
  6. Fermented milk products: Fermented milk products such as yogurt typically come with loads of health benefits being full of probiotics. But if consumed on an empty stomach it can interfere with the balance of healthy bacteria as the hydrochloric acid produced tends to be destructive.
  7. Sweets: Items such as candy or sweetmeats contain high levels of sugar and cause a sudden and sharp surge of insulin levels in the blood. Over a long period, this has a bad effect on the pancreas.
  8. Products containing yeast: Edible items such as biscuits, puff pastry, vinegar and beverages such as beer and wine contain yeast which can significantly irritate the stomach and cause bloating.

So, be a little conscious and avoid consuming these items on an empty stomach since a little effort goes a long way. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Ways To Maintain Sexual Health in Your 30s!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
5 Ways To Maintain Sexual Health in Your 30s!

Men in their 20s are more active and possess fast metabolic rates as they can be good in bed even after having a tiresome day. How can this not be possible in your 30s? This is because you have hit your 30s and there is a lot of difference in the peak you had in your previous ages. To understand this change is quite critical, as what you do during these changes affects your overall sexual health. 

The male menopause also known as andropause starts hitting individuals as early as 35. During this stage, there is a drop in the libido and even can cause erectile dysfunctions. 

How do you avoid this? Here what you can do on a regular basis to keep yourself fit at all times so you can be fit when it matters the most! 

-Check your family medical history 
-Check your testosterone levels proactively 
-Eliminate artificial sweeteners 
-Keep a check on your alcohol consumption 
-Dump the junk and add more veggies to the palate 
-Get a lot of sleep 

1. Check your family medical history - Family history is an important determinant to understand the faults in one's genetic DNA. It matters even though you and your family must be living a different lifestyle or live in a different environment, but as they say, it is all in the genes. You can still lead a healthy sex life if you are active and fit at times available to you. 

2. Check your testosterone levels proactively - Declining levels of testosterone brings a lot of problems such as hair loss, decreased sex drive, depression and memory levels which is again a vicious cycle. To avoid this, include meat, fish, cheese and yogurt in your regular diet

3. Eliminate artificial sweeteners - Sugar may not be our strongest friend but it is our strongest foe for it all does other than lessening sweetness in our morning tea/coffee/diet soda but also increases the risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

4. Keep a check on your alcohol consumption - It is okay if we gulp down a drink or two of red wine daily, but if it is more than that, then you can say good bye to love making sessions as excessive drinking can not only destroy your liver and your gut and so on but also impair your libido. The key here is just moderation. 

5. Get a lot of sleep - A minimum 6 hours of sleep is ideal as it helps your brain health, manages your stress levels and most importantly optimizes the male hormone production which helps you in a healthy libido to satiate your partner. Men who sleep lesser than 6 hours have an increased risk of stroke and heart disease as well. So take care of your body while you can before it's too late!

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

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Know More About Vaginal Rashes!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Know More About Vaginal Rashes!

Although vaginal rashes can be identified with non infectious conditions, for example, hypersensitive responses and contact dermatitis, many are because of sexually transmitted diseases. The zone around the vagina might be blushed with sores or blisters or it might hold its typical shading yet have bumps. Different side effects, for example, discharge, burning sensation during urination, pain or tingling, may likewise happen.

Not all sexually transmitted diseases cause vaginal rashes; the ones that most regularly do are syphilis, genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV). Genital herpes normally causes groups of excruciating red blisters that might be irritated. Syphilis might be connected with a lone, painless, red sore on the vulva that might be followed by a rash on the hands and feet. Genital warts may develop as an after effect of HPV disease.

What is it caused by?

It can happen as a result of rubbing against the skin, like from uncomfortable underwear or rough sanitary napkins. These are not harmful and non-contagious. It can be caused by some non-specific bacteria called bacterial vaginitis. It can be due to protozoan infection, trichomonas vaginalis. Doctor can diagnose after examination and certain tests, the cause of itiching. Also, some of them are usually minor and get cured with home remedies.

  1. Contact Dermatitis: This can be caused when you come in contact with a substance that can cause irritation or an allergy. This is called contact dermatitis. It can be very itchy, but it is not serious very often.

  2. Pubic lice: These are caused by tiny parasites, such as insects that survive by sucking on blood from humans.

  3. Candidiasis (yeast infections): This can cause rashes in the moist folds of the vaginal skin.

  4. Scabies: It is a skin condition, which can get very itchy and is caused due to little mites digging into your skin.

  5. PsoriasisThese are characterised by little red or wine red coloured bumps with silvery scaly skin on top of that. It is commonly found on the knees, elbow or scalp, but it can occur on any part of the body.

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

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3 Most Effective Treatment to Remove Birthmarks!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Patna
3 Most Effective Treatment to Remove Birthmarks!

Birthmarks are dark spots/blemishes that are present at birth or appear soon after. Most of them are harmless and while some disappear with time, some don't. Birthmarks may cause a person to be conscious of their appearance and some types of marks may even pose health problems. You can opt for birthmark removal for cosmetic or health reasons.

Types of birthmarks

The two major types of birthmarks are vascular birthmarks, which are caused due to the incorrect formation of blood vessels; and pigmented birthmarks that are caused due to an overgrowth of pigmentation cells.

Common vascular birthmarks are 3 types:

- Haemangiomas: Bright red or bluish marks that may appear above or below the skin's surface.
- Port-wine stains: They are discolorations found mainly on the neck, face arms or legs, which look like wine was spilled on that area of the body.
- Macular stains: These are faint red marks often found on the forehead, eyelids, nape of the neck, nose or the upper lip.

Pigmented birthmarks are generally of 3 types- Cafe-au-lait spots, which are common coffee colored spots; Mongolian spots that are flat, bluish-gray patches on the lower back or buttocks; and moles that may be tan or black, flat or raised and may have hair growing out of them. Moles may develop into skin cancer.

So, in cases where a birthmark can be potentially fatal for your health, it's best to get it removed.

Here are the different ways you can choose from if you intend to get your birthmark removed.

1. Laser surgeryIt's a widely popular birthmark procedure, especially for port-wine stains. A yellow light laser, called flashlamp pumped a dye laser, is commonly used for treating and removing birthmarks in children. Haemangiomas are generally treated with a pulsed eye laser when they start to grow in size and become thicker than before.

2. Surgery - Surgical excision can help remove a birthmark and minimize the resulting scar. Mongolian birthmarks, port-wine stains, and haemangiomas can be treated with surgery.

3. Cryosurgery and Electrodessication - Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to the affected area to destroy the diseased tissue. Electrodessication refers to the destruction of tissues by dehydration induced by a high-frequency electric current.

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

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Food Items To Be Avoided By Patients With Low Platelet Count

MD - Pathology
Pathologist, Noida
Food Items To Be Avoided By Patients With Low Platelet Count

Now this is a very interesting topic. We have always focused on food items which help raise platelet counts. So, this topic is equally important, if not more. This blog lists various food items that are best avoided in patients having low platelet counts. Scientific evidence is lacking, in majority, on why these food items are best avoided. Most of these are gradual observations that people have noticed over the years.

So the list goes as :

  1. Ginkgo Biloba – used as a memory enhancer
  2. Ginseng – used as energy boosting supplement
  3. Raw garlic
  4. Pomegranates
  5. Omega three intake foods – fish etc
  6. Red wine
  7. Smoking
  8. Pineapple – which are considered as antiplatelet agents
  9. Fruits and vegetables that contain “salicyclates” - such as cucumbers, mushroom, raddish, berries, cherries. Salicyclates act as blood thinners and prevent clotting
  10. Coffee – it is not the caffeine but phenolic acids present in coffee that are the culprit.
  11. Alcohol
  12. Foods containing quinine – ex. Tonic water – a bitter liquid which is used as a mix for alcoholic drinks
  13. Foods containing Aspartame: Aspartame is a low calorie sweetener. It is used in diet sodas, energy drinks, protein shakes, flavoured milk and juices, breath mints and jellies. In fact ice-creams, and chewing gums and ketchups may also contain aspartame.
  14. The above food items are to be best avoided if you suffer from dengue.

    But if your low platelet counts are diagnosed due to autoimmune diseases ( such as celiac disease), then additionally you need to take an anti-inflammatory diet along with avoidance of gluten containing foods. Now gluten containing foods are wheat, barley, rye and other grains. So these items should not be consumed if you suffer from celiac disease – a type of autoimmune disease. Anti-inflammatory diet means including fresh food in diet, minimize processed food and fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables, restrict caloric intake to 2000 to 3000 calories per day in adults. Of this caloric intake, 40-50% should come from carbohydrates, 30 % from fats, and 20 -30% from proteins. 

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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