Health Benefits of Red Wine

As evident by her Pinterest page, Naomi Loomis is a wine lover and connoisseur.

Naomi Loomis enjoying a glass of red wine with her husband, Stan

Naomi Loomis with her husband Stan, each enjoying a glass of red wine.

She and her husband have been on countless wine tastings throughout the country and enjoy the health benefits that come from winding down with a good glass of vino. According to an article on, there are six amazing reasons to love red wine!

Lowers Cholesterol- certain red grapes used to make wine, such as high-fiber Tempranillo red grapes, can affect cholesterol levels. According to a study from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, participants who consumed the supplement saw bad cholesterol and high cholesterol drop an average of 9% and 12% respectively.

Protects Your Heart- in addition to lowering bad cholesterol, the antioxidants in red wine keeps blood vessels flexible. John Folts, a professor of cardiovascular medicine and nutrition, claims that in moderation, the antioxidants are as effective as aspirin when it comes to reducing clotting.

Controls Blood Sugar- This skin of red grapes can regulate blood sugar, especially in diabetics. The natural compound resveratrol, found in the skin, was given to participants in a study. After three months, they experienced lower blood glucose levels, decreases in cholesterol, and decreases in systolic blood pressure.

Boosts Your Brain– Resveratrol also helps to keep the memory sharp. A researcher at New York’s Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders claims that the compound can lessen the formation of certain proteins in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Fight Colds- antioxidants in red wine fight infection and protect cells. Studies show that those who drank over 14 weekly glasses of wine throughout the course of the year were much less likely to get a cold- by nearly 40%!

Get Fit- another chemical compound, piceatannol, binds to insulin receptors and blocks the pathways necessary for fat cells to grow. Essentially, the compound prevents the growth of fat cells.

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