Health Benefits of Wine

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I have already spoken in other posts (actually I think I emphasize that in all my texts… lol) about the social benefits of wine. Joining friends, having fun, discovering new aromas and flavors, learning about various subjects in a pleasant way, etc… Today I decided to do something a little more “scientific” since I always read a lot of nonsense around the internet about the ability of various foods to “cure” diseases, even cancer. Today, I kept a little bit of my oenophilic side and let the research side emerge… So, I did a brief (really brief) bibliographic survey in one of the best scientific databases in the world (PubMed) to talk a little about the benefits of this drink so interesting, passionate, delicious and healthy.
Just for the record, when writing the words wine and health (wine and health), 2278 articles related to research in this area appeared, the most recent of which was published in April of that year (2014) and the oldest published in 1948, that is, wine does have scientific importance, but in the scientific number this number is considered very small, so there is still a lot to be studied!
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Among the articles I selected, one of the ones that most caught my attention was the researcher O’Keefe JH, whose title was: Alcohol and cardiovascular health: the dose makes the poison … or the medicine! Perfect, right? Yes, wine contains superimportant properties for health, but taking small doses daily has the opposite effect to alcoholism! The “allowed” dose and understood as therapeutic and preventive would be the equivalent of one cup a day for women, and two cups a day for men (remember that the cup is not up to the mouth, but just over half her). Wine has been proven to reduce coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure and stroke (stroke). However, its excessive consumption is closely associated with heart disease and some types of cancer, such as those of the gastrointestinal and hepatic tracts.
The positive properties of wines are due to the presence of a group of components called flavonoids, which are produced by vegetables in order to protect themselves against attacks by microorganisms. For us humans, flavonoids act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, increase the efficiency of our immune system helping to fight infections by viruses and bacteria, in addition to protecting us against degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers and other diseases associated with age , even Alzheimer’s.
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In the specific case of grapes, they have not only flavonoids, but in their skins and seeds there are also other groups with preventive potential for human health, such as carotenoids and melatonin. Together, these phytochemicals (chemical components produced by vegetables) in addition to the effects previously mentioned (antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory), are also associated with oxidation of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), protection of the heart, nervous and liver systems , as well as decreased age-related cognitive decline (age-associated dementia).
I believe you’ve heard of the grape’s main flavonoid: the famous Resveratrol or RSV. In addition to all the preventive “powers” ​​already mentioned by flavonoids, RSV also has the ability to decrease and prevent osteoporosis by promoting osteogenesis (bone formation), and best of all: it decreases adipogenesis (fat formation !! !!). Furthermore, among the flavonoids studied, RSV seems to have the best anti-cancer activity of all … Remembering that the darker the grape skin, the more resveratrol it has, so red wines have greater properties beneficial to our health!
I believe that this article encourages you to enter the world of wine even more, but remember: always in a moderate way… After all, according to the author I mentioned: the dose makes the poison… or the medicine!
Cheers!

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