Not all wines are bad for health. A suitable amount of wine works as a medicine. A glass of red wine every night may help people with Type-2 diabetes manage their cholesterol and cardiac health, suggests new research.
People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular diseases than the general population and have lower levels of “good” cholesterol. Moderate red wine intake as part of a healthy diet is safe and decreases cardio-metabolic risk. The study led by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beersheba, Israel aimed to assess the effects and safety of initiating moderate alcohol consumption in diabetics, and sought to determine whether the type of wine matters.
Below are benefits of Red wine:
- Memory Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease: The powerful antioxidant resveratrol protects against cell damage and prevents age-related mental decline.
- Cancer Treatment: Another active antioxidant in red wine known as quercetin works against cancer cells. It helps to induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, most often colon cancer.
- Promotes Long Life: Red wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or vodka drinkers. Resveratrol is the poly phenol that could be responsible for its longevity benefits.
- Lowers Risk Of Heart Disease and Stroke: Red wine tannins, which are what make red wine the color red, contain procyanidins — known for protecting against heart disease.