We all know how drinking chronically can not only lead to chronic diseases but also to the risks of alcohol addiction. That’s why for any alcoholic beverages we drink, it is advisable to drink moderately. This is to ensure that even though you’re indulging yourself in wine treats, you wouldn’t jeopardize your health and well-being.
However, for some who really loves drinking and couldn’t control themselves from having a sip or two, it can be overwhelming to suddenly go cold turkey when you started your rehab to overcome alcoholism. And when temptation became too difficult to resist, someday we found ourselves giving in to the temptation and relapsing from our rehab. And a dreadful feeling suddenly came over us as we realized we’ve trapped in another horrendous cycle once again.
How do we get rid of our alcohol addiction gradually? Is there some hope for us to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol without worrying the repercussions and danger it can bring to our health?
Fortunately, there’s a healthier alcohol you can drink without worrying about ruining your health! Here are the 5 surprising health benefits of drinking red wine.
1. You can Live Longer
That’s right. In a study conducted on the island of Ikarios, France, it was revealed that the people who included daily wine consumption on their dietary lifestyle encourage longevity. The dark red wine the people are drinking there contains procyanidins, which promotes cardiovascular health. It’s also revealed that red wine has anti-aging properties and antioxidants that help slow your natural aging process. This study was also supported by a study conducted by the researchers at Harvard Medical School.
But, of course, it doesn’t mean that you should drown yourself in drinking red wine. No. What you only need is to drink wine just enough to keep yourself warm. Our body need alcohol, but it doesn’t mean we should drink more than what our body can withstand. For the people in France, they only drink at least 2-3 glass of wine every night just enough to keep themselves warm.
2. Get Smarter
Resveratrol may help improve short-term memory. After just 30 minutes of testing, researchers found that participants taking resveratrol had a significant increase in retention of words and showed faster performance in the portion of the brain associated with the formation of new memories, learning, and emotions.
Red wine is also rich in resveratrol can also help improve your short-term memory. The researchers also found that those participants who drink wine had a significant increase in their performance of memory retention, particularly on the brain portion associated with cognitive learning and emotional building.
3. Banish breakouts with wine
We’ve mentioned before that drinking wine can actually help slow your aging process. It turned out that this item will supplement our statement earlier. It’s because the Resveratrol in red wine also inhibits the growth of acne bacteria longer than benzoyl peroxide, which was primarily found on anti-aging cream.
And so far, it reveals that the most effective medium of digesting this nutrient to your skin is either by eating or drinking it. So instead of spending hefty amounts of money purchasing on those expensive creams, ought to have a healthy lifestyle to digest antioxidants by eating veggies, fruits, and drinking wine! Not only you get to have some relaxing time by sipping your favorite red wine, you’ll feel healthier and more beautiful too! We have no doubt your skin restore its natural glow in no time! Hurray to a beautiful you!
4. Reduce (not increase) your risk of liver disease
Whenever we heard of someone who became addicted to drinking alcohol, our immediate thought would be, he’s most likely prone to having a liver disease in the future. After all, our liver serves as the filter for all the waste we throw to our body inside. Our liver takes the burden of extra work and when it’s abused, it will infect your liver.
Drinking wine, on the other hand, can help reduce your risk of liver diseases. This is because red wine helps decrease the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD in your body compared to other liquors. Just as long as you remember to drink moderately. Because even though if you’re eating or drinking healthy foods, you must keep in mind that too much is bad for your body.