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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Benefits of White Wine:
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!
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:
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.
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.