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Medical researchers recommend six ounces of red wine one to two times per day for a healthy heart.
Benefits of Red Wine
Any good thing in life is not good for you if used in excess. Excesses pertain to most things in life.
Good things can bring damage to the body when not used correctly or in the recommended amounts.
The one thing that I thought of today was a good quality red wine. There has been a lot written about red wine from quality and reputable websites such as:
- Mayo Clinic: Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?
- Prevention: Eight Reasons to Love Red Wine
- WebMD: Wine" How Much of It Is Good for You?
These professionals, through medical research, have found tremendous benefits from drinking a glass of quality red wine per day. There is no reason not to believe these reputable professionals who have all come to the same conclusion about red wine.
What I learned was red wine contains a substance called Resveratrol. Research finds that Resveratrol could be heart healthy. But, remember that too much of a good thing is dangerous.
Never think that drinking more red wine is better and will make you some superhuman. Red wine when drank in moderation, or only one wine glass per day, has significant benefits to the human body.
Problems on the horizon?
The problem is that some people tend to overdo a good thing, and then the right thing becomes harmful.
Keep red wine to six ounces per day only, as per recommendations.
Resveratrol and Antioxidants
According to my medical dictionary, Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in individual plants and red wine that with antioxidant properties. Medical research is ongoing and continues the investigation for possible anticarcinogenic effects.
Everyone consumes toxins in food and water every day. Toxins are in our atmosphere, and we breathe them with every breath we take into our bodies.
Antioxidants eat up and fight off these damaging toxins in the body. Toxins can cause illnesses and chronic conditions, and wear down our immunity.
What effect does one glass of red wine have on the body?
Resveratrol and other antioxidants, along with the alcohol content in red wine increases levels of good cholesterol or the HDL levels.
HDL, in other words, is high-density lipoprotein. Everyone has LDL and HDL levels. When the HDL levels are low, and the LDL levels are high, it puts us to risk for heart disease.
High LDL levels eventually clog vital arteries, putting the person at risk for a heart attack, stroke and blood clots.
Some people attempt to argue the fact that this is substance, finding the way into other alcohol products such as beer and white wines.
However, researchers still stand by their findings that polyphenols may very well protect blood vessel linings of the heart. Research is looking at Resveratrol, a key ingredient only found in red wine.
Research continues on this promising aspect of drinking one glass of red wine per day providing the following benefits.
- May help with insomnia
- May deter tooth decay
- May dissuade carcinogens in the body
- May strengthen major arteries
I could not find anywhere that one red wine is any better than another. I purchase a good quality red wine, and recommendations are six-ounces of red wine one to two times a day.
Chocolate lovers, listen up!
One square of (dark) chocolate per day along with red wine has enormous heart benefits. Dark chocolate (only) is loaded with tons of antioxidants. However, again, just one square a day, and not a whole bag or bar a day, brings health benefits to the body.
Always consult with your doctor before drinking any alcoholic beverage or eating even one square of chocolate, no matter what the benefits.
Find out if this practice is safe for your individual body and in combination with any prescribed medications you take.