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Benefits of Red Wine And Its Side Effects

Red Wine Nutritional Value of Red Wine Health Benefits of Red Wine Uses of Red Wine Side-Effects & Allergies of Red Wine Cultivation of Red Wine
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.

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.

Nutritional facts Per 1 Glass/125ml

85 Calories

Health Benefits of Red Wine

Health Benefits of Red Wine
Mentioned below are the best 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

Good morning doctor, I want to ask about there any negative and positive effect for some one who drink every day night juice rather than food. I ask this because a fear of having diabetes.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
If some one drink every day night juice rather than food. He could become obese, lose weight and get diabetes .keep in mind that it's also beneficial to eat whole grapes — not just drink grape juice. Some research suggests that whole grapes delive...

Hi. Today I read about the benefits of red wine. I'm in my 40's now. I've not taken any alcohol content so far. In that case if I take red wine will it affect. By seeing its benefits if I have to take how much quantity I can take. Like 1tsp or 2 tsps. Need your guidance. Thank you.

MD-Psychiatry, MBBS, Certificate in Medical Neuroscience
Psychiatrist, Akola
Red wine in quantities Not exceeding 30 ml per day can be beneficial for heart. But due to its high addiction potential, walking 2-3 km daily, eating a calories restricted diet is found to be as good as & cheaper, addiction free, safer option to r...
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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?

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 w...

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 i...
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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.

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