When it’s time to unwind with a drink after a long day, you may be curious as to which form of alcohol is best for your health. Without a doubt, wine is an excellent choice. Not only does wine pair nicely with nearly any food selection, there are plenty of health benefits to responsible wine consumption.
Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer
Harvard Medical School published in June of 2007 that men who drink red wine four to seven times a week are 52% less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than their non-drinking peers. Red wines, like the Bordeaux wines offered by JJ Buckley Fine Wines, are even more potent against cancer than white wine varietals. If you are concerned about prostate health, a few glasses of wine per week can cut the risk of cancer significantly.
Fights Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity is the second-most prevalent cause of preventable death according to the Nation Institute of Health. The University of Southern Carolina states that moderate red wine consumption battles obesity and, subsequently, type 2 diabetes diagnoses due to obesity. While leading an active lifestyle and having a proper diet is the best way to get and stay fit, enjoying some wine with dinner is another great way to fight obesity.
Multiple Boosts to the Immune System
The University of Florida published a long list of immunity benefits associated with drinking red wine. Mice given red wine showed higher levels of antioxidants and antibodies, both of which are crucial to overall well-being and health. The same animals also had lower level of ‘natural killer’ cells associated with cancer development.
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is lower in wine drinkers than in beer drinkers, which lowers the chance of a fatal heart attack. While some of this can be attributed to wine drinkers being less-likely to smoke, binge-drink or have other unhealthy habits, the flavonoids present in wine are also thought to be responsible. Bradley University states that responsible red wine consumption can protect heart health, provided consumption is kept to moderate levels.
Wine has been part of human cultures around the world for thousands of years, making it a staple of many diets. In recent decades, the research proving the health benefits of moderate consumption has grown exponentially. If you like to enjoy a drink on occasion and would like to protect your health, wine is an excellent choice.