Pour me a glass please…
You may have heard about resveratrol, a compound in red wine and grape juice that seems to slow aging.
Speculation from various studies online found that resveratrol-fed mice had stronger bones and better motor coordination, and showed fewer “old age” problems like heart disease, inflammation, and cataracts.
The jury is still out on whether resveratrol has the same effect on humans, but nutritionists say drinking red wine in moderation does have heart-healthy benefits.
Red wine may also lower cholesterol…..in moderation. it’s been said that a glass of lush red wine can actually raise levels of good cholesterol. Both red wine and grape juice have polyphenol, an antioxidant that also helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Why is this good? Bad cholesterol ends up getting deposited in arterial walls and forces blood pressure to rise in order to pump blood through the narrowing arteries.
Red wine may also help regulate blood sugar as grape skin, rich in resveratrol, may help prevent insulin resistance, which is a precursor to diabetes.
There are so many great pieces of information out there on the benefits of Red Wine. Being so close to wine country, next time you enjoy a glass (in moderation of course), we toast to you and wish you great health!