Maintain Your Health with a Glass of Red Wine

Maintain Your Health with a Glass of Red Wine

How You Can Make Your Heart Happy

Red Wine has long been the talk when it comes to heart health.  While doctors do not encourage leisurely drinking of red wine, it is widely known that at least one glass a day is healthy for you.  The reason doctors will not tell you to drink it daily is because they do not want to encourage alcoholism, which is a prevalent problem.  I will give you the run-down on why a glass of red wine a day might be good for you and your heart.

Red wine contains many antioxidants that are good for lowering cholesterol.  Lower cholesterol means a lower chance of heart attack, stroke and blood clots.  It contains a polyphenol called reservatrol, which helps to maintain the lining of the blood vessels.  Reservatrol may very well be the key ingredient that helps to lower "bad" cholesterol.  Although more research is needed on reservatrol, Mayo Clinic notes that reservatrol is linked to reduced inflammation and reduced blood clotting.

Aside from reservatrol found in red wine, alcohol in itself is known to have health benefits when you drink in moderation.  It increases good cholesterol, helps to prevent damage of the heart caused by bad cholesterol and lowers the bad cholesterol. 

I am in no way endorsing an alcoholic lifestyle, as drinking too much wine, or more than 2 glasses a day on a daily basis can put you at risk for more serious health problems, such as high blood pressure, cancer, liver damage and obesity, all of which have severe complications.

However, if you indulge just right, you can achieve a healthier lifestyle that will greatly benefit you and your family.  After all, I know quite a few people who have a glass of red wine a day to lower their cholesterol, who have not become alcoholics.  If you can be responsible, enjoy your heart healthy wine!