Drinking wine doesn't just help you de-stress after a very toxic day at the office, but also protects you from heart problems and increases your production of good cholesterol. But that's not all a fine glass of red can do for you. Here, five more reasons to order a bottle from your favorite wine bar!
It prevents tooth decay.
Red wine hardens your tooth enamel, which lowers your risk of getting tooth decay. The polyphenols in red wine are also said to help in the prevention of gum disease and gum inflammation.
Red wine is great as an anti-aging solution.
If you’re not a big fan of invasive solutions to look younger, a glass or two of red wine is not a bad alternative. The tremendous amount of antioxidants, reservatrol and polyphenol found in red wine is the main reason why the alcoholic drink helps you look younger. These antioxidants get rid of free radicals, which can damage your skin. Tempted to drink up? Remember to always drink in moderation. Too much alcohol isn't good for you either.
It’s a brain booster.
According to research at the New York’s Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders, the compound reservatrol found in red wine may be the reason for keeping your brain sharp as it combats the formation of a key ingredient found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
A cure for the common cold
Hate getting the sniffles? A glass of red wine can help fight off the colds as well as other viruses. The antioxidants found in wine help stop infection and protect your body from the effects of free radicals caused by pollution and stress in your environment.
It helps keep inches off your waist.
The compound found in reservatrol plays a major role in preventing the growth of fat cells. In an article published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, it was mentioned that the compound piceatannol blocks the pathways which are essential for immature fat cells to grow at a rapid pace.
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