It’s not the weekend yet, but here’s something we can look forward to: National Drink Wine Day! It’s the best time to show your love for wine and share them with family and friends.
It’s up to you if you want to have red, white or rosé. Whichever you choose, you will be happy to know that drinking wine has host of health benefits that go from actively battling cancer to just keeping your bones healthy. The simple truth is, wine is very good for you.
According to the Mayo Clinic, red wine, when taken in moderation, can be beneficial to the heart. This is because it is rich in antioxidants, which increase one’s levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol or the “good” cholesterol while also lowering one’s “bad” cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This makes red wine effective in preventing heart disease. Moreover, drinking a moderate amount regularly will also help prevent artery damage and blood clots.
At the same time, scientists from the University of Crete in Greece say that wine has the ability to slow down the growth of both breast and prostate cancer cells. According to WebMD, this is due to the phenolic compounds found in wine that also do wonders for the heart. Moreover, French scientists also found that an antioxidant in wine called resveratrol can effectively prevent the growth of liver cancer cells. Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry also found that another antioxidant in wine called quercetin can stop the development of oral cancer cells with the help of resveratrol.
At the same time, the Evening Standard reports that drinking wine helps prevent other diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis. And the best part, wine keeps your bones healthy while putting you in a good mood, too!
The simple truth is, wine is good for you. So go ahead and uncork that bottle. Happy National Drink Wine Day, cheers!