The health benefits of wine have been talked about for years; however, they have also been highly contested. While some people decide to focus on the negative effects of alcohol, others exaggerate the health benefits of drinking wine in moderation to ridiculous degrees. In this post, you will find the straight up truth with our list of the top six health benefits of drinking wine. So sit down, grab a glass (or two) of wine, and dig in!
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1. Reduced Risk of Cataracts
One study found that people who drink wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than people who mostly drink beer. In general, moderate drinks are 32 percent less likely to develop cataracts than people who do not drink at all.
2. Reduced Risk of Stroke
A Columbia University study found that the likelihood of suffering a blood clot-related stroke is lowered by 50 percent in people who drink in moderation. The study looked at people over a period of eight years and was published in 2006.
3. Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
A study published in 2005 discovered that people who drink in moderation have a 30 percent less chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes than people who do not drink at all.
4. Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
The tannins in red wine contain procyanidins, which are compounds that can actually protect your body against heart disease. If you want to maximize the procyanidins you drink, try and drink wine from Sardinia and southwest France.
5. Reduced Risk of Heart Attack
In fact, one 2006 study found that people who have high blood pressure but are moderate drinkers are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than people who have high blood pressure but do not drink at all.
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6. Increased Longevity
People who drink wine have a 34 percent lower rate of mortality than people who drink beer or other spirits! Though this doesn’t mean wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than people who don’t drink at all, it is evidence that wine is better for you than beer or liquor.
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