Love red wine? The juicy red variety has some great health benefits too!
The benefits of red wine
- The chemicals in the skin and seeds lower the risk of developing breast cancer by reducing oestrogen levels.
- Two powerful, anti-ageingcompounds present in wine, resveratrol and procyanidins, promote a longer life span. Just as working out improves heart, bone and muscle function, Canadian scientists discovered that the consumption of resveratrol is as beneficial for these areas.
- Red wine is full of antioxidants, namely polyphenols, which regulate blood sugar levels. This, combined with resveratrol’s ability to improve insulin sensitivity, means red wine can lower the risk of developing Type2 diabetes.
- Resveratrol does wonders for the skin, teeth and eyes by fighting off bacteria and hindering the development of age-related eye diseases.
All in moderation! To reap the health benefits of wine, limit yourself to a glass a day.
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