The color or red wine looks like a very rich and deep red and just as the best of things has its positives and negatives, so also it is with red wine. So here are a list of advantages and disadvantages of red wine.
Advantages of drinking red wine:
Red wine reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by altering the blood lipid levels and lowering the total cholesterol. It also raises the HDL level and the polyphenols in red wine are known to have antioxidant properties that scavenge and combat free radicals thus reducing the number to oxidized lipids.
Unlike other alcohols, red wine is known to maintain the immune system. About 2-3 glasses a night of red wine keep your immune system just as good as though you drink no alcohol at all.
The polyphenols in red wine are also known to have antibacterial properties and even stimulate the immune system.
Red wine is the main source of Resveratrol, which is also a natural antioxidant that helps in reducing blood platelets stickiness. It is also known to help blood vessel in being flexible and open. It also inhibits enzymes that kindle the growth of cancer cells and suppress the response of the immune system.
Red Wine is also known to contain flavonoids, which is yet another powerful antioxidant.
In the test conducted on 1800 people, the people who drank more red wine showed lesser Helicobacter pylori bacteria which are known to cause mouth and stomach ulcers.
Red wine is known to reduce stress and keep people calm and focused. Statistics reveal that people relax better when they have red wine with their meals.
It must be noted that the benefits of red wine are even more profound than grape juice and science is still dealing with trying to explain this. Conclusively, we can say that drinking about two to three glasses of red wine a day promotes a healthier life.
Disadvantages of drinking red wine
Generally alcohol consumption in large amounts is known to increase the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and gullet. However red wine has only about 8% of alcohol, also the capacity of alcohol intake depends from person to person depending on weight and presence of ADH which breaks down alcohol in the stomach before it enters the blood stream.
Red wines are known to contain tannin which is a plant polyphenols, known to cause migraines. Those people whose bodies have highly sensitive serotonin level are more at risk.
Sulfites: Red wine contains sulfites and there are certain people who are sensitive to this.