Some advantages of drinking red wine
IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN SAID THAT A MODERATE CONSUMPTION OF WINE IS BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH. DISCOVER SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF RED WINE THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU.
Wine, together with beer, are drinks that are intimately associated to the history of humanity and have marked tradition and culture in different ways all over the world. For centuries wine has been said to possess magical or curative properties. However, it has only been during recent decades when it has been possible to scientifically prove the beneficial effects of a moderate consumption on our bodies.
Wines exclusively comes from the fermentation of the grape, and it is therefore a product of the transformation of vegetable matter through the use of yeast. The final result is around 85% water, more or less 10% alcohol which is produced as a product of the fermentation of the sugars from the grape, and small proportions of other compounds such as organic acids, flavonoids, tannins and phenols. It is this combination that is responsible for the positive added effects of enjoying a good glass of wine. Water contains salt minerals and trace elements that the grapevine absorbs from the ground as it grows and that add a special characteristic to the wine according to the area where it comes from. With the evidence available today, it shouldn’t surprise us that a lot of doctors recommend introducing red wine as part of a healthy and balanced diet. However, you have to be careful, this medical prescription should not be used as an excuse: a healthy consumption is one glass a day. Drinking more than this could be counterproductive or even produce opposite effects.