The health effects of drinking red wine

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Red wine is listed as a heart-protecting food that is beneficial to the cardiovascular system by the American Heart Association. How to drink it to protect the heart and body, and how to drink it will hurt the liver and body?

In red wine, there are many beneficial substances such as anthocyanins, red wine polyphenols, tannins and flavonoids.

1. Anthocyanin: It has strong antioxidant capacity, can help to remove free radicals in the body, protect the cells in the body from harmful substances, and also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.

2. Red wine polyphenols: Phenolics can prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. And red wine polyphenols can slow down blood clots that often cause heart attacks and strokes.

3. Tannins: Tannic acid, is a water-soluble polyphenol. It not only has anti-oxidant effects. Recently, there have been a lot of studies on tannic acid inhibiting inflammation, fibrosis, infection and cancer.

4. Flavonoids: Bioflavonoids are recognized as one of the powerful antioxidants, which can help the human body fight viruses, carcinogens, allergic substances and so on.

However, although drinking red wine contains a lot of healthy substances, excessive intake of alcohol will increase triglycerides in the body and cause arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy; it will also increase blood pressure and increase the rate of mid-blood. It is really not suitable for large amounts of drinking, especially if there are Patients with liver cirrhosis or chronic diseases should not drink too much or for a long time.

It is recommended that the daily alcohol intake should not exceed 30c.c. Therefore, for red wine with 10% alcohol, it should be less than 300c.c. and drink rationally in order to enjoy life and take care of health. Don't even lose your health for the sake of being greedy!

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