Health Benefits of Red Wine

Alcohol has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to its negative effects on your weight & health.  However, more and more research has uncovered some fantastic benefits that red wine can have on your body (and mind!).  Read this blog to find out why you should make the switch to red wine – it can literally be a life-saver (when drunk in moderation of course!).


What makes red wine so good for you?  It’s the antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols which are proven to have a myriad of benefits to your health.  Here are just a few below:

Cardio-vascular Benefits:  Studies have shown that moderate wine drinking can improve the balance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) to high density lipoprotein (HDL “good” cholesterol).  This may also help remove LDL from blocking arteries.   Also, the antioxidant content of red wine helps to limit blood clotting by making the platelets in the blood less prone to sticking together, and this reduces the risk of heart disease.

Control blood sugar: The skin of red grapes—a rich source of red wine’s natural compound resveratrol (which is one of the polyphenols found in red wine)—may actually help diabetics regulate their blood sugar.

Boost your brain:  Resveratrol may also be the key to keeping your memory sharp. Resveratrol has been shown to hamper the formation of beta-amyloid protein, a key ingredient in the plaque formation found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

Prevent cancer:  According to researchers at the University of Virginia, the resveratrol you get from drinking one glass of red wine three or four times a week may be enough to stave any potential cancer cell formation. The scientists dosed human cancer cells with resveratrol and found that the compound inhibited the key action of a cancer-feeding protein.

This is only scraping the surface:  red wine is believed to also be beneficial in boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation in the body and even helping weight loss.  However, this does not give you a licence to drink a glass or more everyday.  Speak to your The Natural Way consultant about recommended ‘safe’ drinking guidelines AND if red wine is permitted while you are on program (however, if you are on Quick Start, Low GI or Your Choice, you can treat yourself to a glass or two a week – speak to your consultant to find out more).

Book your FREE appointment on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) to find out about our program that can fit in with your lifestyle and tastes (and hey, you can even enjoy the occasional drink!).  We know we have a weight-loss program that you will love.

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About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way. We have 24 clinics nationally that help people to lose weight & educate on how to keep it off.
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