Sure you have ever heard how beneficial 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, many studies show that responsible wine consumption can have healthy properties for the consumer.
Improvement of inflammatory pathologies
Many studies support the relationship between the consumption of a glass of wine a day and the reduction of inflammation markers in patients with inflammatory diseases. The natural polyphenols present in wine have anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce symptoms in diseases such as colitis or Crohn’s disease. In the study conducted by Semmelweis University researcher J. Fehér, we can see the benefits of wine, always with responsible consumption.
Wine contains several compounds that help the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system.
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, benefits from the properties of tannins. Their ability to reduce oxidation and protect HDL proteins (the good cholesterol) is one of the functions that these small parts of the grape exert thanks to the substances they contain. The research article ‘Wine and heart’, written by the 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 communication between cells. In addition, it neutralizes phosphodiesterase 4, so it has an antidepressant effects.
We can affirm that we have a positive balance on the benefits of moderate wine consumption. The result will be favourable in the prevention of cholesterol, digestive inflammation and mental health of the subject. In addition, if you are wondering what experts call a moderate or responsible consumption, it would be a glass of wine.