I often met people who said, “Drink wine won’t harm your health, as long as you drink it moderately”. Yes, not too much!
“How come? It contains alcohol! Alcohol won’t bring you any benefit, it is like an addiction! It’s better for you to stay away from it” … Well, it might sound dramatic but I do hear it a few times.
Ps: If you are interested, keep reading!
I believe most of you ever heard that wine is good for your heart. So, apparently studies have shown that the moderate alcohol intake able to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, certain types of cancer and stroke. And one of the biggest potential benefits is the decreased risk of developing coronary heart disease.
The alcohol and antioxidant like so-called resveratrol, flavonols, and polyphenols have been proven to increase the levels of good cholesterol and even prevent artery damage.
However, you need to know that alcohol increases blood pressure as well, so a generalization cannot be made that a moderate amount of alcohol is beneficial for every individual.
Well, so it depends on yourself. The benefits occur only in certain doses and in certain individuals. There are many factors that need to consider such as age, gender, weight, medical history and stress level, etc.
These are the simple recommended safe limits of alcohol consumption:
- Men : not more than 2 glasses/ day
- Women : not more than 1 glass/ day
Another interesting fact is the greatest benefits occur when we consume wine with meals! Why? Well…consuming wine with food slows down its absorption, which is actually healthier for the liver, kidneys, heart and nervous system.
So, drink wisely…live longer…and enjoy more fine wines! hahaha…Cheers!