This month of February has centered around our hearts and how to keep our hearts healthy. Private Home Health Care is continuing by sharing some information about red wine and how it can be helpful for your heart and body.
It might surprise you but moderate amounts of red wine has shown to have some possible benefits for the heart. There is not 100% agreement but there have been studies showing positive results. Here is the theory behind the benefits.
Red wine, unlike white wine, is produced using the whole grape, skin and all. The grape skin has antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols have been shown to lower blood pressure. In red wine when these are combined with the ethanol found in wine there can be positive effects on both the heart and circulation. You can also find small amounts of iron and calcium in a glass.
With any alcohol, moderation is the key. You don’t want to overdue on red or any other wine or the benefits will be lost. People with asthma and gout could have allergic reactions and alcohol is also not recommended for any women who are pregnant.
Be sure to check in with your doctor, but based on studies a glass of merlot, malbec or shiraz could be helpful in many ways. Salut!