Red Wine; The Tonic for the Soul

Red Wine; The Tonic for the Soul

The beautiful red nectar made from fermented dark grapes, Red wine is not a drink, it is an experience.

As the famous saying goes “Beer was made by man and wine, by god”, it can be said for Red Wine that it has been loved by people for thousands of years. Several biblical excerpts tell us that wine was loved even in the primeval times.

Its ambrosial popularity and adulation is a universal fact. There are several health benefits of drinking wine in moderation, which make the drink the preferred drink of choice for people across the world, especially women.

Red Wine is a Health Nectar and Beauty Potion

Dark Grapes have high levels of polyphenols, which is well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Red wine is packed with antioxidants that help our bodies fight the oxidative stress caused by free radical damage. Antioxidants are compounds that help in fighting the periodic wear and tear happening at the cellular level. 

The free radicals are unstable molecules in our body that are constantly supplying oxidative stress to our cells which causes the process of ageing. Antioxidants are compounds that prevent cellular damage by combating the oxidative process thereby slowing the process of ageing. 

Red wine is among the richest sources of antioxidants on earth and therefore it has tremendous benefits in slowing down the process of ageing. 

It also soothes inflammation because of its anti-inflammatory properties and thus makes your skin look tighter, younger and fresher.

For a Healthy Heart

Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, Red-wine is also known to help with several chronic conditions such as heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and certain cancers. 

There are several studies whose findings show that consuming wine moderate quantities can significantly reduce heart-related diseases.

It is also known to provide profound benefits in conditions of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and metabolic diseases. There it is important to note that wine is beneficial only if consumed in moderate quantities.

Drink Wine for a Healthy Gut

Drinking wine helps you in keeping your gut healthy. It is good for the overall digestive processes in the body. Wine also contains strains of Lactobacillus and Oenococcus bacteria that aid digestion and keep your intestines healthy and happy.

Improves Mental Health

Wine, if consumed regularly in a moderate quantity greatly reduces the chances of mental ailments such as clinical depression and chronic anxiety. It also boosts mental and emotional health.

Therefore, if consumed in moderate quantities along with a balanced diet replete with fruits, vegetables, legumes and dairy. 

Little Known Benefits of Wine 

Many studies also seem to suggest that apart from the conventional benefits of promoting good health, slowing down the process of ageing and preventing heart diseases and depressive tendencies, a glass of red wine every day can also boost memory and improve the thought process. many cognitive studies on the effect of wine also suggest that wine is a mood booster.

Over the past few years, the Mediterranean diet has gained huge popularity owing to its health benefits of promoting longevity, good health and improving one’s agility, reducing the risk of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and protecting against type-2 diabetes. Red wine has been considered an important component of the Mediterranean diet for this study.

The world is waking up to the health benefits of Red wine. Many have even called it the tonic for the soul. It is a delightful accompaniment to small meals as well as elaborate dinners. It greatly improves cardiovascular functions and lowers cholesterol and many research findings throw light upon its positive effect in the condition of Type-2 diabetes.