I bought a wine tank of da Sergio (Italian organic red wine) already in June inspired by an article in Medical News Today, but I just never actually remembered to drink it. See, I’m not a huge alcohol lover… I thought it would be nice to enjoy a glass of red wine every now and then, like Dr David Perlmutter and many other physicians recommend. I want to be clear that I’m talking about “moderate” wine consumption because overuse is where the health benefits turn into dangers.
One of the wonders of wine (found more in red) is the resveratrol which is a natural compound found especially in the skin of red grapes. It’s told to work as a support for body’s immune and defence system. It also slows down ageing, helps depression, prevents fat cells to be formed and improves blood supply to the brain preventing dementia for example.
There was a study made at Northumbria University in Britain 2010 where 22 students were given resveratrol just before difficult mentality tests. During the tests, the blood circulation in the brain was measured to speed up significantly. The harder the task, the more resveratrol affected.
So with that being said, I would like to raise a glass of wine with you tonight for good health! You can make a comment below if you’re with me today or some other day. I have my wine already poured into the glass so that I won’t forget this time 😉 Happy Friday everyone!
The Health Benefits of Red Wine (and white but not as much..):
- Reducing risk of depression
- Preventing colon cancer
- Preventing breast cancer
- Preventing dementia
- Protecting from severe sunburn
- Preventing blinding diseases
- Protecting from damage after stroke
- Improving lung function and preventing lung cancer
- Raising levels of omega-3 fatty acids
- Preventing liver disease
- Protecting from prostate cancer
- Preventing type 2 diabetes