Have you heard? Red wine is healthy for you! Researchers have long known that what you put in your mouth can have a significant effect on your body and brain. And thankfully we can put red wine on the list of healthy substances. So wine a little, you’ll feel better!
Wine, especially the red kind, has been studied over many years with findings suggesting it may promote a longer lifespan, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and provide benefits to the heart.
But according to Harvard’s new research into how wine can effect us, researchers discovered that drinking red wine can also improve blood flow, blood vessels’ lining function and reduce clotting.
Dr Elizabeth Mostofsky, of Harvard University, said in the Telegraph: “Regularly drinking small amounts of alcohol can both increase levels of HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), the so-called good cholesterol, and reduce blood clots.”
This study comes not long after research from Washington State University found that an ingredient in red wine, called ‘resveratrol’, could help turn flab into calorie-burning ‘brown’ fat.
Besides the positive effects it has on our heart and weight, red wine also prevents memory loss. Researchers concluded that drinking red wine when middle aged is beneficial for maintaining normal memory and mood function in old age. Well that sounds like music to my ears, don’t you agree?
But wait, if one glass is good for you, imagine what a whole bottle could do!