Wine is without a doubt one of the favorite alcoholic beverages out there. And while the overconsumption of any type of alcohol is not advised or a good idea at all, there are several benefits to drinking wine casually that can actually help you in life. Here are three.
1. Longer Life
That’s right. Having some wine in moderation can actually help your longevity in life. Not only have various studies claimed that some of the ingredients in wine (such as resveratrol) activates proteins that promotes health and longevity. On top of that, the island of Ikarios (one of the places on earth where people live the longest), red wine is also a part of their daily diet which helps promote a long life.
2. Help Prevent Heart Disease
Red wine is said to contain compounds known as procyanidins, which have an active role in protecting against heart disease. It seems that wine made in the south of France have higher contents of these ingredients that can help keep heart disease at bay. And in addition to helping with heart disease, wine can also help reduce the risk of heart attacks as moderate drinkers with high blood pressure are said to have up to a 30% lower risk of actually having a heart attack than non-drinkers.
3. Increase Brain Function
While drinking heavily and often is obviously not good for your brain and the way it functions, it seems that a bit of wine here and there can help your brain. Resveratol has been known to help improve short term memory, as confirmed by experiments where people who took Resveratol had a much higher retention of info than those who didn’t. Also, it has been shown that brain decline is slower in those who moderately drink wine vs. those who don’t.