Theres’s often argument over the health benefits of red wine, and we suggest drinking in moderation, so the health outweighs any other effects, however a quality organic red wine is jam-packed with antioxidants and inflammatory properties. These benefits come down to the concentration of polyphenols, particularly one called resveratrol, which can be found in the skin of grapes.
This week is Men’s Health Week 15-21st June and we want to talk about what part wine can play in that, in moderation of course!
Resveratrol is a plant compound that acts like an antioxidant. The top food sources include red wine, grapes, some berries and peanuts.
This compound tends to be concentrated mostly in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries. These parts of the grape are included in the fermentation of red wine, hence its particularly high concentration of resveratrol.
Red wine can do wonders for your mood, and science suggests it can be great for your heart, your brain, and your muscles, too. Some research suggests that red wine even has cancer-fighting properties.
So before you feel guilty about enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple, bare in mind that there are some positive health benefits to drinking red wine!
Stay safe, stay healthy, and enjoy! 🍷