Surely you have heard how beneficial it can be to drink a glass of wine a day, but do you really know what are the scientifically proven properties of wine?
It is well known that excessive consumption of any type of alcohol is harmful to health and can cause or aggravate numerous pathologies, however, there are many studies that show that responsible wine consumption is healthy and can have benefits for the consumer.
Improvement of inflammatory pathologies
Numerous studies support the relationship between the consumption of a glass of wine a day and the reduction of inflammation markers in patients with inflammatory pathologies. The natural polyphenols present in wine have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce symptoms in diseases such as colitis or Crohn’s disease. In the study conducted by
we can see the benefits of wine, always with a responsible consumption.
Wine contains several compounds that help the heart and circulatory system to function properly.
On the one hand, continuing with polyphenols, resveratrol has antioxidant power, helping to protect the lining of the heart’s blood vessels. On the other hand, it benefits from the properties of tannins. Their ability to reduce oxidation and protect HDL proteins (the good cholesterol) is one of the functions of these small parts of the grape thanks to the substances they contain. The research article ‘Wine and heart’ by cardiologists Isabel Rayo Llerena and Emilio Marín Huerta refutes these claims.
According to a study published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, resveratrol also has a positive effect on depression and anxiety. This compound increases the production of cAMP, a key molecule for cell-to-cell communication. In addition, it neutralizes phosphodiesterase 4, so it has an antidepressant effect.
We can affirm that we have a positive balance on the benefits of moderate wine consumption and we can affirm that wine is healthy. The result will be favorable in the prevention of cholesterol, digestive inflammation and mental health of the subject. And if you are wondering what experts call moderate or responsible consumption? would be a glass of wine.