If you follow MyWineDeal on twitter then you probably know that my favorite posts are the ones about red wine and the health benefits it provides us. A boost to your memory? Check! Anti-aging properties? You bet! No, we definitely do not need to justify why we drink red wine, but here are five of my favorite reasons:
Heart Healthy – The antioxidants in red wine help protect the lining of the blood vessels in year heart as well as increasing your HDL “good” cholesterol by 20%.
Prevent Breast Cancer – There have been studies that link alcohol as a breast cancer risk-factor, but according to a new report Resveratrol, the magic ingredient found in red wine, may stop breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of estrogen.
Dodge Diabetes – Red wine improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin. The better your body responds to this hormone, the better chances of not developing Type- 2 diabetes.
Aid Weight Loss – Drinking a glass of wine may help you lose weight. Alcohol may burn calories due to a process called thermogenesis – it raises your body’s temperature causing the body to turn calories to heat.
Strong Bones – Milk might help you build strong bones, but wine may help you keep them. Researchers found an increase in bone mineral density with those who consume red wine, especially older men.