Benefits of moderate red wine intake
Red wine is made by fermenting dark-colored, whole grapes. It is high in antioxidants, and drinking moderate amounts has been shown to be good for health.
Here are some benefits that could be obtained from red wine:
Reduced risk of cancer
Studies have shown that moderate wine consumption is linked with a decreased risk of several cancers, including colon, basal cell, ovary and prostate cancers.
Reduced risk of dementia
Drinking 1–3 glasses of wine per day has been linked to a reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Reduced risk of depression
A study of middle-aged and elderly people showed that those who drank 2–7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to become depressed.
Reduced insulin resistance
Drinking 2 glasses per day of regular or dealcoholized red wine for 4 weeks may reduce insulin resistance.
Reduced risk of type two diabetes
Moderate red wine consumption has been linked with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women.