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Many people say and believe that drinking red wine is good for our health. But does it really offer health benefits we must not miss? And if it really does, what are the good things it offers? Celebrating the New Year, a birthday, or an anniversary with a bottle of wine could be good. But maybe even drinking a glass everyday would do great. Let us all find out.

According to recent studies, the polyphenols contained in the skin of red grapes which are used to make wine are good for the heart’s health. In one study, it was discovered that people who have been drinking about three to five glasses of red wine each day had half the risk of dying from heart ailments or stroke as compared to those people who never drank wine at all. It was also discovered that people who drink wine are less likely to acquire atherosclerosis. But the red wine deemed most efficient in protecting the heart is the cabernet sauvignon. So, the verdict of our hearts says that drinking red wine is a big yes.

Red wine also contains resveratrol. If you have not heard, resveratrol triggers the activation of an enzyme that significantly slows down the drinker’s aging process. It extends the life of the yeast cells by as much as seventy percent. If this process goes the same for human beings, then drinking red wine may increase the average life span by as much as ten years. Hurray for a long life filled with merry wine drinking sessions!

Resveratrol may also be good to prevent brain deterioration thus preventing ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol has the ability to trigger an enzyme in the brain that promotes the regeneration of brain cells. Not only is red wine good for the heart but also for the brain. What would be a greater drink than something that does two highly important organs well?

However, red wine is not all yangs. It also has some yins in it. Red wine proves to be not that good for the dental health. The acid contained in the wine is found to wash away the enamel that protects the teeth. Also, red wine can stain our pearly white teeth. But it is not that harsh on the overall dental health though. Red wine could reduce the inflammation of gums and ward off periodontal diseases.

Migraine may also be among the not so good side of drinking wine. The headache caused by drinking red wine may be due to a kind of bacteria it contains.

Red wine after all proves to be offering us a handful of health benefits while adding spunk to our important occasions or even just our daily lives. However, it may be causing bad things as well. The key could be moderation. It is just having enough of everything. Not too much and not too little. Just like most of things on earth, red wine is a yin-yang which strives for balance to be able to benefit mankind.

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