A Glass A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Sep 8, 2015 by Sarah (Day Styles)

It isn’t a secret that ingesting a ton of alcohol isn’t healthy for our bodies; especially if we tend to binge when out for a night on the town. One drink per day for women and two for men is what is considered acceptable, and that amount may actually decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus and early death. More than the recommended daily intake increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. Red wine specifically is a drink that actually has some extra nutritional value in it as it is made with dark red grapes which are packed full of antioxidants.

The Mayo Clinic has reported that there are two specific substances in red wine that actually help increase heart health; antioxidants and more specifically, an antioxidant known as resveratrol. The antioxidants found in red wine are called polyphenols and help protect the lining of blood vessels in the heart. Antioxidants also help neutralize free radicals in the body (which are linked to cancer cell growth) and actually contribute to aging in humans. 

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