Like fruits in general, the moderate consumption also of fermented grapes in form of wine, is basically beneficial for our health. Although rounded up with some risks in cases of (excessive) alcohol intake. As demonstrated in this blog with reference to red and white wine, scientifically verified. Read on to learn about the impact on your health.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As you have learned from our previous publications, fruits are basically part of healthy nutrition. Grapes being no exception, with fermentation as a wine included, if consumed in moderation. I.e. up to 2 drinks per day for males and one drink for females, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although different types of wines may offer different benefits. And some risks by increasing calories and especially with excessive intake of alcohol.
Basically, the benefits for health come with the content of antioxidants like polyphenols in grape skin, preventing damage of cells and inflammation.
As scientifically validated by, inter alia, the
Not enough. With special reference to the fact that most polyphenols are flavonoids, wine has been identified to also help in cases of cancer by slowing tumor cell growth, and inhibit absorption of glucose in cases of diabetes.
Based on research at, inter alia, Universidade do Porto in Porto, Portugal.
However, these benefits have to be seen in relation to moderate wine consumption. Otherwise, i.e. with excessive consumption, this may potentially lead to health issues such as, inter alia, liver damage, cancer and problems for the fetus during pregnancy.
According to the governmental U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PROS & CONS OF WINES – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
Since 7 billion inhabitants on this globe, the Earth, have 7 billion different/individual metabolisms, that’s why any benefits and risks involved are always ‘potential’.
Thereby, these potential pros and cons of wine depend on the specific type (‘color’) of grapes, to focus on red and white wine briefly in following. Based on international research.
Independent of all kinds of red wine well known worldwide.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the moderate consumption of red wine may well reduce the risk of mortality in cases of heart disease.
This is especially true because of the antioxidant named resveratrol in the skin of red grapes activated during the fermentation process.
With special reference to resveratrol’s capacity of
According to research at, inter alia, the Lithunian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas, Lithunia.
More than that. Based on research at, inter alia, the University College London, UK, already one glass of red wine daily can support healthy aging with lowering the risk not only of diabetes 2, obesity, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases but also of cardiovascular disease.
Based on research at the University of Naples in Naples, Italy, red wine may also help avoiding atherosclerosis and high blood pressure (hypertension). Scientifically validated, inter alia, by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Adelaide, Australia.
With reference to the benefit of improving heart rhythms and avoiding blood clotting with grapes and their phenol resveratrol to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Scientifically verified by Michigan State University in East Lansing and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
This may also explain the philosophy behind United Nations Development Program (UNDP) statistics in terms of life expectancy. With wine favoring Mediterranean countries like France, Italy and Spain ranking in top dozen, while the U.S. is lagging behind at position 38.
According to research at, inter alia,
the consumption of red wine may reduce disability of patients struck with multiple sclerosis.
Another benefit of red wine’s flavonoids is for the neurodegenerative condition of
by inhibiting the formation of proteins responsible for this disease.
Based on research at, inter alia, Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Red wine may also support regulating gut bacteria. According to research in Australia, at the University of Canberra and the University of Melbourne.
Not to overlook finally that red wine’s flavonoids may well protect against
According to research at, inter alia, in Boston, MA, at
According to the governmental Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S. alone, there are almost 100,000 mortalities per year due to alcohol intake in large amounts.
Potentially leading to, inter alia, not only
Again, independent of its specific types.
Although there is less research on the health benefits of polyphenols in white wine as it is on red, there are at least 2 benefits we don’t want to overlook.
I.e., that also polyphenols in white wine seem to reduce chronic inflammation in cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to research in Portugal at the
Based on the polyphenol caffeic acid, as to be found in white wine, supports the release of nitric oxide from endothelial cells in favor of kidney health.
According to comprehensive research in Italy at, inter alia,
Especially with reference to skin conditions, when consuming white wine with larger amounts of alcohol.
as a kind of skin cancer, according to research at, inter alia,
is another type of skin issue (known by the medical term of rosacea) potentially caused by higher amounts of alcohol in white wine in women.
According to research at, inter alia,
as well as
Not to overlook
in cases of excessive white wine consumption with potentially high calorie intake, respectively.
Based on the benchmark that, according to the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), one glass of white wine comes usually with 148 calories.
IN A NUTSHELL
Like fruits in general, the moderate consumption also of fermented grapes in form of wine, is basically beneficial for our health. Although rounded up with some risks in cases of (excessive) alcohol intake. As demonstrated in this blog with reference to red and white wine, scientifically verified.
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