If you are looking for a reason NOT to give up your good daily glass of wine, today we even give you 6.
Scientific studies, in fact, directly relate wine and health, thanks to the numerous positive elements it contains.
Here are the main 6 positive effects of wine on our health:
- It’s good for heart. We read on the website of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation that in 20 years of studies on the so-called “French paradox” (the scientific hypothesis that attributes red wine the fact that the French, despite having a high-fat diet, have a low rate cardiovascular disease), it has been understood that the light consumption of red wine has a range of potential benefits for the arteries.
- It helps to rest better. In the same study, in fact, reference is made to melatonin, a known hormone that has beneficial effects on the mechanisms of sleep and wakefulness. Well, red wine contains melatonin and resveratrol.
- Helps digest better. A study by the National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition (INRAN), on the other hand, showed how wine, always taken in moderation, is able to partially counteract the concentration of oxidized fats in the blood, following a abundant eaten. This means that if you eat a lot you should also drink a glass of wine.
- Relieves stress. Beyond scientific studies, anyone who has tried to drink a glass of red wine in the evening knows that there is no better medicine to combat the stress of a working day.
- It’s good for memory. This is also thanks to Resveratrol which, by improving circulation, affects the functioning of the hippocampus, the area of the brain that controls memory.
- White wine protects the kidneys. This was supported by a study from the University of Milan. In fact, it seems that one or two glasses of white wine are enough to take a significant amount of caffeic acid, an element that helps protect the heart and especially the kidneys.
Unfortunately the rumors that wine would even make you lose weight are denied.
It must be remembered that a bottle of wine can cost us about 800 calories, almost half of those recommended daily.