9 Benefits of Wine

9 Benefits of Wine

After a long working day or at dinner time we often like to relax with a glass of wine to loosen up. What you probably do not know is that except from being absolutely delicious, wine is also good for our body and health in limited quantities. Here the 9 benefits of red wine we found.

1. Improves your memory
Researches show that people who drink red wine regularly are less likely Alzheimer’s desease and dementia. Results show that the participants had faster memory in the hippocampus, that is the part of the brain which collects new memories and is associated with learning and emotions.

2. Prevention against cancer
Great new, red wine even fights cancer cells. Protein that is found in grape skin kills those cells by blocking the development of a key protein that feeds them. Isn’t it great?

3. Good for the eyes
If you are not a fan of carrots, there is another product that can substitute them when it comes to protecting your eyesight – wine. The substance that is found in the grape skin helps the muscles in the eyes and improves eyesight. Researches show that red wine drinkers are less likely to develop a cataracts than non drinkers.

4.Good for your heart
Polyphenols that are the antioxidants found in the red wine keep the blood vessels flexible and protect them from occlusions. Some scholars even say that wine is as effective as aspirin. And it is sure more delicious as a matter of fact.

5. Lose some weight
Let’s be honest, that is probably our favorite wine benefit. We are women after all. Wine ingreadients prevent the growth of fat cells. Another benefit here is that women who drink red wine have more energy. Slim and energetic – how cool is that?

6. Helps your dentist
Researches show that red wine is also good for the dental health. The antioxidants found in the wine slow down the bacterial growth in the mouth and, thus, protect the cavities.

7. Live longer
The compound resveratrol that is found again in the grape skin stimulates the production of a protein which protects the body from aging.

8. Keeps the bed bugs away
It is very irritating to have bed bugs at home. They are attracted by human blood but the smell of alcohol will keep them away. So do not hesitate to drink a couple of wines before bedtime.

9. Helps during childbirth
This was an interesting painkiller during the time of Hippocrates. However, I don’t think your doctor will be ok with you using it whirl giving birth. In the past wine was also prescribed for diarrhea and lethargy.

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