Some interesting facts about red wine

The popularity and acceptance of red wine are increasing day by day. People drink it because of its fruity and tangy taste but very few are aware of its effects on our health.

In recent years, red and white wine have gained huge popularity among people.
Red wine is made by crushing and fermenting dark-coloured, whole grapes. 
Even though people love to have wine, many of them are unaware of its health benefits and hazards.
There are many kinds of red wine that vary in taste and colour. Common varieties include Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Pinot nior and Zinfandel. The alcohol content usually ranges from 12 to 15%.
The health benefits of red wine have been debated for some time. Many studies  over  the years have shown a positive link between moderate red wine drinking and good heart health.
Recently, a 2019 review reported that drinking red wine is linked with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, which is a leading cause of diseases and deaths.
Recently, a 2019 review reported that drinking red wine is linked with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, which is a leading cause of diseases and deaths.
In general, grapes are rich in many antioxidants including resveratrol, catechin, epicatechin and proanthocyanidins.
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The antioxidants resveratrol and proanthocyanidins are believed to add to the health benefits of red wine.
Proanthocyanidins reduce oxidative damage in the body and also prevents heart disease and cancer.
Three to four glasses of dealcoholized red wine per day may lower blood pressure.
It even reduces the risk of dementia and types two  diabetes in women.
While a moderate amount of red wine may provide health benefits, excess of it can be devastating to health.
It may cause alcohol dependency leading to liver cirrhosis, increased risk of depression , weight gain and even death.



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