When considering whether or not to cork a bottle, allow science to help you determine your decision. It is made by crushing and fermenting dark-coloured grapes; red wine has been researched for many years and has been believed to offer many health advantages (when consumed in moderate amounts, obviously). We’ve looked at the benefits that could be derived from red wine, the most recent research, and everything you need to know before you go for more wine.

Potential Benefits of Red Wine

  • Combats inflammation

Red wines are rich in polyphenols like resveratrol, catechins, anthocyanins, and tannins (proanthocyanidins and ellagitannins). Resveratrol is particularly found not only in red wines; however, it is also found in many other foods like peanuts, grapes, chocolate, and some fruits. Research indicates that phenolic substances found in red wine have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

  • Could sharpen your brain:

The flavanols in wine can protect the cells in your body, supporting healthy blood vessels. This is an important physiological benefit that may increase blood flow to the brain and stop the formation of harmful plaque. Studies on animals suggest that resveratrol may aid in preventing the decline of memory as we age.

Could increase the longevity of people: Blame it on the effects of alcohol on the body. Long-term studies of the population have shown moderate alcohol consumption to a longer lifespan. The research also suggests you can enhance the benefits of resveratrol through the right diet, which focuses on nutritious foods rich in vitamins, fiber, and mineral content (similar to those of the Mediterranean eating plan). Also, pair your glass with your healthy food!

Could improve mood

 Research has found that moderate consumption of alcohol leads to a happier general mood (and you thought it was only a rumour!). A study in 2014 found that those who drank one glass of wine in a stressful environment had the same amount of improvement in mood as those who were in a comfortable setting.