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Top 5 Health Benefits of Red Wine

Friday, 20 Dec 2013 09:46 PM

Consumption of red wine has a number of health benefits. Red wine aficionados already know that it can help reduce stress. It contains antioxidants that are beneficial for heart health. A limited daily consumption of red wine of not more than 24 ounces is recommended. However, excessive consumption of red wine can lead to alcoholism and be harmful for health. Here are the top five health benefits of red wine.
 
Red wine helps oral health and prevents tooth decay. It hardens the enamel, making it resistant to the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. This bacterium is responsible for causing tooth decay. Red wine helps gum health as the polyphenols it contains prevents gum diseases. It is also effective in reducing inflammation of the gums.
 
Consumption of red wine is great for the heart health. It contains antioxidants that protect against heart diseases arising from saturated fats. Moderate consumption of red wine (one to two glasses) can prevent cardiovascular diseases. Resveratrol, a compound contained in red wine, protects the health of the heart and prevents diseases of the heart and arteries by keeping them free of hardening caused by unsaturated fats.
 
Some researchers believe that consumption of red wine can prevent cancer. Antioxidants contained in red wine prevent oxidative damage. This damage can cause multiple health ailments and diseases such as rapid aging, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and Type 2 diabetes. Red wine is helpful in preventing diseases such as skin and lung cancer. It protects health and counters tumor growth that can lead to cancerous cells. A trial states that moderate consumption of red wine on a regular basis may reduce the rate of bowel tumors by nearly 50 percent.
 
Consumption of red wine can slow the aging process. Antioxidants like resveratrol slow down aging and are effective in preventing degenerative diseases like Type 2 diabetes. Daily consumption of red wine in moderate amounts such as one to two glasses also prevents other age-related diseases like osteoporosis. The anti-aging properties of red wine are well known. 
 
Resveratrol boosts brain health. It keeps the memory sharp. It helps block the formation of the beta-amyloid protein, which forms toxic aggregates in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. Consumption of red wine thus helps brain health and retards brain diseases.
 

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Red wine has a number of health benefits. Regular consumption of red wine in moderation is good for health and even effective in treating diseases like cancer.
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