Why is wine good for you


So you eat healthy food and work out, but you still can't resist a glass of wine at the end of the day. Perhaps it's best not to! Wine has been proved to provide a wide range of health advantages during the past decade.

A wide variety of wines can have a variety of health effects, and the list keeps growing. Drinking wine in moderate can help you lose weight, improve your memory, strengthen your immune system, and prevent bone loss.

For the benefit of your health, here are five reasons why you should continue to drink it:

Heart-friendly

Red wine has long been thought of as heart-healthy. The alcohol and antioxidants it contains may help prevent cardiovascular disease and heart attacks by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage.  

Strong bones

Drinking milk isn’t the only way to prevent osteoporosis! Studies have shown that drinking wine in moderation each day may result in greater bone mineral density (the measure physicians use to determine bone strength and resilience).  

On average, women who drink moderately seem to have higher bone mass than abstainers. Alcohol appears to boost estrogen levels; the hormone seems to slow the bodys destruction of old bone more than it slows the production of new bone.

Cancer-fighting superpowers

It turns out the same phenolic compounds that lower heart disease risk also may slow the growth of breast cancer cells. Phenols have also been shown to suppress the growth of prostate cancer cells. An antioxidant in wine called resveratrol can put the brakes on the growth of liver cancer cells.  

1 glass of red wine = 1 hour at the gym?

Have our prayers been answered? Recent research suggests that a glass of red wine may be equivalent to an hour at the gym. Scientists say resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, might boost your heart rate and amp up muscle performance.  

Reduce the risk of depression

Did we almost miss the obvious reason to drink wine? It makes you happy! Actually, we’re not entirely joking – a team from several universities in Spain reported in the journal BMC Medicine that drinking wine may reduce the risk of depression.  

Now we’re not telling you to binge drink to maximize health benefits, and we’re certainly not telling you to abandon your fitness routine or healthy eating habits. But we are suggesting that in moderation, wine can make a smart and tasty addition to your palette as you pursue a healthy lifestyle. So grab a glass of your favorite Lodi wine and start improving your health!

Maintain a healthy blood sugar level

A 10-year research by Harvard Medical School found that premenopausal women who drink one or two glasses of wine a day are 40% less likely to acquire type 2 diabetes than those who don't drink. Wine appears to lower insulin resistance in diabetics, yet the reasons for this are unclear.