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.
DURING 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
It 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
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, 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 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
Although it has always been red wines that is associated with improving heart function and
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org