Can Wine Help You Live Longer?
We’ve all heard the debate….wine is good for you, wine is bad for you….
But really, what is the truth?
The answer might not be as cut and dry and one would think.
What are the benefits associated with drinking wine?
There have been a few studies out there that state the following benefits to drinking wine:
· Lower Mortality Rate
· Decreased Heart Attack Risk
· Lower Instance of Heart Disease
· Decreased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
· Lowers Risk of Stroke
· Decreased Risk of Cataracts
· Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
Let’s look at each of these a little more closely…..
Lower Mortality Rate
Compared to heavy drinkers, moderate wine consumers (defined as one to two drinks per day) typically have a longer mortality rate. The highest mortality rates were of those who did not consume any alcohol at all.
Decreased Heart Attack Risk and Lower Instance of Heart Disease
Studies have found that red wine has resveratrol (also found in in the skin of grapes), which has been shown to activate a protein that protects the heart from inflammation. This leads to a decreased heart attack risk and lowers one’s chances of developing heart disease.
Decreased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Alcohol can actually lower blood glucose, which decreases your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. To monitor your blood sugar, you should take it prior to drinking your wine and then one or two hours after you began drinking to see how it takes effect in your own body.
Lowers Risk of Stroke
A new study that was recently released, indicates that you risk for stroke can actually increase by 1/3 if you are a wine drinker. This is surprising since it decreases your risk of heart attack or heart disease. Like I said, it is not cut and dry…..
Decreased Risk of Cataracts
Cataracts are common among older individuals. As you get older, you may also develop wrinkles that you can treat with Revitol Eye Cream. It can significantly decrease the amount of wrinkles you have around the eye area. A recent study showed that have more than 2 drinks a day seriously increased study subject’s risk of having cataract surgery however, not drinking at all had a similar effect. So it stands to reason that moderate consumption of alcohol, reduces chances of having cataract surgery.
Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
No matter how many drinks you have, the result will always be an increased risk of developing colon cancer….sorry folks, no getting around this one.
So, as you can see, there are some benefits to moderate drinking of wine, however if you are predisposed to any of the conditions mentioned above, you may want to consider cutting back or abstaining all together…the call is yours to make.