November 14, 2022

Benefits of Red Wine

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It’s common to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner or as a way to relax at the end of a long day. You’ve also probably heard that red wine can be healthy. Well, that’s true—if you’re having \"a\" (i.e. one) glass per day! Any more than that, the negatives of drinking more alcohol than you should will outweigh what is good from a moderate amount red wine.

CHC brings you these four health benefits of a glass of red wine.

  1. Improved Gut Health

A recent study showed that people who drink red wine had a better range of good bacteria than those who did not. Good bacteria help with food digestion, the immune system, and the ability to stay at a manageable weight. The study only found this benefit to come from red wine, not white wine or any other type of alcohol.

  1. Heart Health

The tannins contained in red wine have been found to lead to a reduced risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The antioxidants in wine also give a boost to HDL, or \"the good cholesterol.\" Moderation is key here, though, as excessive alcohol consumption can weaken the heart muscles.

  1. Stronger Bones

While heavy drinking has been linked to osteoporosis, a study found that menopausal women had stronger bones if they averaged one drink per day. Physical activity also helps, as it prevents alcohol from affecting the absorption of calcium in the stomach.

  1. Possible Lessened Risk of Dementia

A 2014 study found that moderate alcohol intake (particularly wine) could lead to a greater total brain volume, which protects the brain from normal decline, along with conditions like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

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