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Today everyone is a wine connoisseur including me, I love a good glass of red wine after a long day and boy do those grapes hit the spot!

In the last few years, the love and interest in wine is growing. A medical publication in science daily by a professor from the University of Buffalo reaffirms that “Resveratrol, which has been linked to a number of health benefits, is a compound found in the skin and seeds of grapes and berries.”  A variety of research has found that drinking that 1 glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away! Drinking wine in moderation fuels your body with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which benefit your gut bacteria and improve your heart health. Red wine contains resveratrol, this is the magical portion which is linked to lowering the risk of heart disease, dementia and slowing down acne-causing bacteria. Yes girl, red wine can do wonders for your skin too.

Additional research from the University of Canberra in Australia supports the health benefits of red wine by explaining that the “Intake of polyphenols derived from grape and red wine can modulate gut microbiota and contribute to beneficial microbial ecology that can enhance human health benefits.” Wine is known for its health benefits, because of its antioxidants and in recent times it has become a Keto friendly alcoholic drink. Whatever your reason for loving the fermented grapes, wine adds to your overall health if consumed in moderation. Most research on wine has been on red wine and not too many studies have been done on white wine. 

Remember that the research supports 1 glass a day and not the night out bottle of wine consumption, which we are all guilty of!  It is important to remember that wine can be both a tonic and a poison, you determine which one it is by having a regular glass or bottle.  

A glass of red wine offers each of us a different array of benefits so let’s toast to your health!

Links to resources

University at Buffalo. "Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety: Resveratrol, found in grape skin, shuts down depression-causing enzyme in brain." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 July 2019. Link

Nash, Victoria, et al. “The Effects of Grape and Red Wine Polyphenols on Gut Microbiota - A Systematic Review.” Food Research International (Ottawa, Ont.), U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nov. 2018, Link

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