Red wine contains strong antioxidants and multiple studies show that the consumption of red wine is beneficial for human health. Red wine had also been a part of social, religious and cultural events for many hundreds of years. People believed that monks lived longer partially due to the regular and moderate consumption of wine, and in the recent years science has shown that there may be some truth to these ideas.

It is well-known that red wine consumed in moderation has beneficial effects. Antioxidants in red wine are the main items responsible for the beneficial effects of this beverage. In the long run, once included in the daily routine, red wine helps prevent severe conditions, naturally accompanied by other elements such as a balanced and varied diet and exercise.

Resveratrol, the anti-tumour antioxidant found in red wine in large quantities, is one of the substances known for its cancer-preventing effects. Laboratory tests have shown that Resveratrol demonstrated its power to decrease the incidence of tumours, because it inhibits the development of carcinogenic cells.

For most people, the moderate enjoyment of red wine is a pleasure, but it is equally important to note that the excess consumption of alcohol is harmful. 

Other benefits of red wine

  • provides resting sleep
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • prevents colds
  • prevents cardiovascular diseases
  • decreases the chances of getting Alzheimer’s 
  • prevents the onset of diabetes 
  • prevents obesity 
  • acts as an aphrodisiac
  • eliminates stress and has soothing effects

The moderate consumption of red wine can be beneficial for health, including the increase of health in the heart, intestines and brain. This is due to the fact that it contains compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and lipid-improvement effects.

Red wine has plenty of benefits, yet it must be consumed in moderation in order to remain beneficial. One glass of red wine a day - more exactly, 250 ml for women and 400 ml for men - is the quantity that will bring such benefits, while the excess consumption may provide opposite effects.