Wine not only protect you from heart attack

The wine has been written and said for many, as perhaps of any other beverage. About its effects on human health was conducted countless scientific studies .. and the result? Drink it!

Wine is a drink that have been with humanity for thousands of years. At the turn of the era, Plutarch said: "Wine is the drink noblest among drugs and among the tastiest meals possible. 'And he was right. Wine is a delicious drink, delicacy and also medicine.

Wine is the prevention of myocardial, vascular and heart disease
Alcohol when consumed regularly in small doses, one amazing effect, reducing the levels of bad cholesterol and, conversely, increases levels of the beneficial cholesterol. And the wine seems to be an alcoholic beverage with optimal preventive effects against diseases and health complications associated with incorrect levels of cholesterol in the blood, vascular and heart disease, stroke, varicose veins, and so on. Apart from the relatively low amount of alcohol, the resulting natural fermentation, also contains tannins and a lot of antioxidants - substances that protect our body from free radicals.

Country that is a prime example of this positive effect of wine on our health, is certainly France. As is known, the French are gourmets and food too nežinýrují, yet the incidence of heart attacks and vascular disease in this country is well below the European average, while live to a great age above average compared to other European countries. The French are passionate wine drinkers, wine is part of the normal dining and drinks, which you can find at every party. As you can see, their passion for the drink to them in comparison with eg "beer drinkers countries" greatly rewarding. Even scientific studies show that regular consumption of lower doses of wine can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to half, an effect almost unbelievable.

Antioxidants in wine for health and longevity
Wine contains large amounts of antioxidants, which protect our body against degenerative processes in the cells and the aging of the organism. We find them in both red and white wine, and their effects are multifaceted. As we mentioned above, protect the health of our cardiovascular system, another major benefit is the preventive effect against strokes, senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In all these areas are still ongoing scientific research for the most effective use of wine in the treatment and prevention of these health problems.
Wine is also preventing some types of cancer, such as prostate and ovarian cancer. He attributes the effect of inhibiting the development of diseases associated with hormonal changes in older age (transition), including hazardous osteoporosis - thinning of the bones. According to some studies, foreign wine even encourages fertility in women.

Less known are antiseptic effects of wine, which formerly used even in the treatment of skin wounds. For internal use effective against infectious diseases, bacterial and viral origin, such as for intestinal and gastric infections, as well as influenza and the like.
Wine also contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, and thus helps us to supplement those substances that are important for the proper function of organs, strong immunity, hematopoiesis and overall vitality.

How often and how much?
Wine, although he has a very positive effect on our bodies, it is still an alcoholic beverage, with all the risks of overuse. If it'll get drunk every day, not good for our health too, rather the contrary. Gout sufferers should consume wine only minimally or not at all. For others, the golden rule 'regularly, but in moderation. " What does it mean?
Even the experts recommend drinking wine daily, preferably at lunch or dinner, both alone and with pure natural spring water. Dosage is partly an individual matter, everyone reacts differently to different kinds of drinks and food, however, is generally recommended daily dose of around 0.3-0.4 0.2-0.3 lu lu men and women.
Of course, we prefer quality wines, called "krabičáky" and their like, which perhaps resemble wine color, are often the product of unknown origin, with incomparable quality wine, both in taste terms and in terms of benefits to our health.
Then the well-known saying 'In vino veritas - in wine is truth' can add 'In Vino Sanitas - in wine is health. "


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Sources used: iDnes, foot-piti-ziti.cz

[2007-07-04]
The author Wine not only protect you from heart attack: Michaela Vorlová