Shine a bit on wine and your health may thank you for it

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Shine a bit on wine and your health may thank you for it

Moderate consumption of the fruit of the vine could have these five positive effects on you, say researchers

Wade Bales

The ban on alcohol sales has been lifted. So it’s great news that the moderate consumption of wine has been scientifically proven to have some positively glass-half-full effects on health. For some time, scientists have researched the effects and benefits wine may have on individual health. We have consolidated the findings from reputable sources. See and sip for yourself!

1. A HEALTHIER HEART

It’s long been acknowledged that red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. More recent research has also linked moderate alcohol consumption (including white wine) to a lower risk of heart failure and improved blood pressure. Apparently, the plant-antioxidant compounds called flavonoids that are present in the skins of grapes are good for our hearts. One Harvard University study found that moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure were 30% less likely to suffer from a heart attack than non-drinkers...

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