Drink two glasses of wine per day if you are a man. If you are a woman, drink one glass only. That is enough for you. But not many people adhere to that. I used not to, and then I realized that some serious research had been done on this. It was found that wine if not taken in moderation, it can be bad. It is just like everything else. Even food should be taken in moderation if you are to enjoy the full health benefits.
Wine has many health benefits
Drinking wine will give you a healthy heart. However, this is not just about drinking, it is about the amount of wine that you drink every day. The less the better, and research has proved this. However, since wine is considered as a moderate alcoholic drink, people tend to over-drink it much to their hearts merry, and to their chagrin too.
But you should know that people who drink wine have a 30 percent lesser risk of heart attacks than people who do not drink wine. At the same time, people that drink wine show a 30 percent lesser risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes. These findings have been proven time and again in different countries. Overall, people who drink wine, or other alcohol can enjoy more health benefits than people who do not if they take it in moderation.
If you want to lower or manage your weight, having a nice glass of rouge will help more, as opposed to other alcoholic drinks. Wine has fewer calories than beer. However, note that wine will only prevent you from gaining more weight and not actually lower the weight for you. I do agree though that wine works wonders when you are on a workout regime.
The truth about drinking red wine
Red wine is hard to miss on many tables. But is it as good as they say? The answer is yes and no. You see, red wine has resveratrol, which is a member of the polyphenols that are found in plants and is very good for antioxidation. This compound is also found in all fruits and berries with red, blue or purple skins.
This means that people who take red wine can have healthier skin, healthier cells and healthier veins. However, the bad news is that resveratrol is only found in small amounts in red wine, thus you would still have to supplement this polyphenol from other sources.
Does this mean that if you drink more red wine every day you would get more polyphenols? Of course not. It just means that other sources of resveratrol-like blueberries, tea, dark chocolate and apples have more of this compound. Just keep it a consistent one drink of wine every day since no matter how much you drink, you will still not get as much resveratrol as your body needs.
Why drinking more alcohol is not cool
The key thing here is to drink in moderation. If you drink just a couple of drinks of moderate alcoholic drinks like wine daily, you may enjoy superb heart health and immune power. However, when you drink more than that, you could be putting your life at serious risk.
From liver disease, heart conditions to many cancers, you will be putting your body at serious risk. Need we also talk about the social problems that you could experience from too much drinking?