Can wine really improve our health? Researches have found that red wines rich in flavonoids which are best for our health. Flovonoids are best known for their antioxidant qualities and help the body resist such as maladies as allergens, viruses and carcinogens. Red wine and something in it called resveratrol may be good for your heart.
“It’s thought that red wine, despite the alcohol content, also has helpful properties, like resveratrol and other polyphenols,” says Barbara Shukitt-Hale, a research psychologist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.
According to Winepros.org, “Moderate consumption of red wine on a regular basis may be a preventative against coronary disease and some forms of cancer.” Chemical components of red wines function as anti-oxidants, preventing free radicals from doing cellular damage. Other compounds help to “boost the immune system, block cancer formation, and possibly protect against heart disease and even prolong life.”
Most health officials agree that one or two four-ounce glasses of wine per day can be beneficial to men, while women should limit their consumption to one four ounce serving per day. The simplest wine gift can make anyone’s day a little brighter.