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5 Ways Wine can Boost your Health

 

Wine can make cancer cells commit suicide!

Yes it can, plus 4 other health issues it can help stop dead in its tracks like High Cholesterol, Heart Disease & Stroke, Alzheimer’s & Aging.

New The Know Your Wine SeriesDURING ANCIENT TIMES, wine was highly prized for its medicinal qualities as it was considered more health-giving than water. There were even doctors who recommended certain wines to treat certain ailments.  Now, with modern technologies, scientists and researchers have discovered more. The health benefits found and pointed out are ─ in my opinion ─ no less than astounding!

1. Lower Cholesterol

Ellargic acids found inside wines such as cabernet sauvignon can help reduce LDL and boost HDL
Ellargic acids found inside wines such as cabernet sauvignon can help reduce LDL and boost HDL

cabernet sauvignonIt seems an acid by the name of Ellargic acids found inside a vineyard’s grapes has the power to delay the growth of fat cells and slow the development of new ones. It is also said that the wines that are responsible are none other than Cabernet Sauvignon, a full bodied red wine. It seems the wine has a powerful antioxidant which is able to reduce the amount of fatty LDL deposits that can stick to the wall our arteries, hence boosting the “good” HDL cholesterol.

2. Cancer Treatment

Quercetin, an active antioxidant in can induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, such as colon cancer
Quercetin, an active antioxidant in can induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, such as colon cancer

 

A substance known as Quercetin, an active type of antioxidant in wines is found to work against cancer cells, by helping to induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, most often noticeable in colon cancer.

3. Against Alzheimer’s disease

Resveratrol is able to prevent age-related mental decline as it protects against cell damage
Resveratrol is able to prevent age-related mental decline as it protects against cell damage

Resveratrol, a type of antioxidant often associated with red wines is found to be able to prevent age-related mental decline by protecting against cell damage.

4. Anti-Aging Properties

Polyphenol in red wines bestows longevity and a glowing complexion
Polyphenol in red wines bestows longevity and a glowing complexion

Polyphenol properties available in wines provides the anti-aging or longevity factors by fighting free radicals and hence providing the skin glow effect.

5. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Tyrosol and Hydroxytyrosol in white wines prevents artery blockage and this is good for the heart
Tyrosol and Hydroxytyrosol in white wines prevents artery blockage and this is good for the heart

Although it has always been red wines that is associated with improving heart function and

Go for European white wines to reap their health-giving benefits
Go for European white wines to reap their health-giving benefits

preventing artery blockage, I’m pleased to share that white wines with its Tyrosol and Hydroxytyrosol properties has similar benefits. Need to point out, however, not all white wines pack the same antioxidant punch.

Based on the tested wines from all over the globe, it was found that certain European white wines—those from Italy, France and Germany—are rich in Tyrosol and Hydroxytyrosol.

 

Having said all the benefits above, wine as in any other food items, in my opinion, should be taken in moderation as I feel it is the key to optimizing its potential health benefits.

That’s why I choose wine to unwind daily! Cheers!

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Trina is the founder of Wine Tasting Malaysia, an online based wine enthusiast group with weekly wine tasting events all around the Klang Valley. Often found with a wine glass in her hand, she truly believes life is so much more WINEderful with wines. She is currently on a quest to gather 1000 wine enthusiasts in Malaysia. Be part of her quest by joining Wine Tasting Malaysia via Wine Tasting Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) – Meetup or Facebook  winetastingmalaysia. She calls Subang Jaya her home and can be reached at winetastingmalaysia@gmail.com

 

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