Achieving a lifestyle that is healthy and enjoyable takes developing habits over time. In fact, it can take a lot of hard work and trial and error in order to get to your optimal level of wellness. However, age can play a part in how healthy you are. After all, our immune systems and cognitive abilities will start to decline due to the effects of aging. This does not mean that it is impossible to maintain good health for older adults, it just means investing your time in lifestyle habits and choices that can value add to your overall health. Studies have shown that having one to two cups of wine a day can help with creating a more balanced lifestyle. Here are some benefits of drinking red wine.
Lowers Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
It is inevitable that everyone experiences some kind of cognitive decline due to old age. However, excessive memory loss or cognitive decline is not normal. Moderate consumption of red wine and rosé wines has been shown to protect the brain from neurological damage and make sure that it remains active. This can help in reducing your risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia-related diseases.
Diminishes Your Odds of Contracting Cancer
One of the most worrying health conditions that anyone can have is a cancer diagnosis. Not only can treatment be draining and painful, but it can also be expensive and still lead to premature death. However, studies have shown that it could be possible to deter this by drinking a healthy amount of wine.
This is because wines contain resveratrol which is a natural compound that is found in grapes. Resveratrol has been shown to help prevent our body from converting cancer cells into disease and can also protect your organs from harmful carcinogens. It may also prevent vision loss because it reduces inflammation and oxidative stress.
Reduces Inflammation in the Body
Studies have shown that alcohol has anti-inflammatory effects, but red wine reduced inflammation levels more than any other alcohol. Common ailments like heart disease and stroke are caused by these inflammatory substances.
Deters the Progression of Hypertension
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a health condition that many people deal with as they grow older. There are many different causes of this condition like overeating, consuming high sodium foods, or foods and drinks with high alcohol content. Red wine can have a calming effect on the body and therefore, lower your blood pressure slightly. However, it won’t help with chronic hypertension.
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