the benefits of wine

We all know that wine, if consumed with moderation, has antioxidant properties and regulates blood pressure and circulation. Basically, wine has always been considered a healthy beverage. A glass a day of this wonderful and tasty drink not only will accompany your dishes well, but it will also make you feel better.

Many clinical studies have proved that polyphenols, in particular resveratrol, a non-flavonoid phenol contained in the skin of grapes, are responsible for this benefits. All sorts of wine have these properties, that are more concentrated in red wines. According to a recent study, the antioxidant effect of wine is mostly due to alcohol instead of resveratrol. Scientists have discovered that the antioxidant properties of these products, once consumed, are partially lost. On the basis of this last study, moderate wine drinkers have a better blood circulation than people who don’t drink it, thanks to alcohol.

The saying “A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away” is still valid, but the debate about which are the elements that make this drink so healthy is open. If consumed in moderation it acts as a vasodilator, contributing to lowering the blood pressure and promoting blood circulation. Moreover, a moderate consume of alcohol produces uric acid, the most powerful endogenous antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and prevents cardiovascular diseases.