The Anti-Aging Benefits of Red Wine

You may have heard that red wine possesses several anti-aging benefits, as well as a few enzymes that can keep your heart, brain, kidneys and lungs functioning properly. Wine drinkers can thank resveratrol and polyphenol for these added benefits.

What Can Resveratrol Do?

Resveratrol is a substance that is naturally found in the seeds and skins of grapes, which are used to make red wine. This powerful substance is known to provide many different health benefits when consumed. Not only does resveratrol keep your heart and lungs healthy, but it can also prevent tooth decay and reduce your risk of breast or prostate cancer.

Moderate and regular wine use appears to have a direct correlation with the reduction of fatty plaque buildup in your blood vessels, especially in the coronary arteries. With that said, it is believed that those who drink red wine regularly - albeit in moderation - will have a much lower risk of contracting heart disease than non-drinkers.

What Can Polyphenols Do?

Polyphenols are antioxidants that can be found in red wine. These antioxidants help protect the artery linings in your heart. As such, studies have shown that drinking red wine in moderation can effectively lower your blood pressure and heart rate by a significant amount. Additionally, one or two servings of wine a day can increase HDL, the good cholesterol, by around 12 percent.

Drink Wine for a Younger You

Red wine is also famous for breaking up blood clots and preventing LDL, the bad cholesterol, from building in your body. With so many great health benefits, you can definitely justify that nightly glass of wine as party of your health and anti-aging regimen. It is, however, best to consult with your doctor about alternative ways to achieve these benefits if you have or have had a problem with alcohol or other substances.

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