Healthy Living Revealed: Why red wine isn't as healthy as you thought

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Why red wine isn't the healthy drink you thought it was.

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Studies have been conducted recently that have been touting countless benefits from consuming red wine. Most recently, according to The Independent, researchers from the Universities Exeter and Brighton found that wine can rejuvenate old cells.

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Compounds found in red wine make aged or aging cells look and behave like younger cells. This research will be paramount in helping people age better and reduce the degenerative problems that people endure when growing older.

Red wine also

  • Reduces formation of blood clots.
  • Helps prevent arterial damage caused by bad cholesterol.
  • Helps regulate blood pressure.
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However, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. (USA) has published the limitations to the health benefits of wine. They found that:

  • Some of these benefits don’t apply to black people and other ethnicities.
  • They don’t apply to people under 40.
  • Cardio-protective effects don’t occur when the consumption is frequent and irregular.
  • Benefits only appear in women when they drink about 50ml of red wine per day.
  • Alcohol has a strong link to prostate cancer and breast cancer: furthermore, ethanol blocks the absorption of Vitamin B9 which is protective against breast cancer.
  • Antioxidant benefits are more effective from non-fermented beverages and other fruits.
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What did we learn? You’re better off consuming grapes, peanuts, dark chocolate, blueberries, cranberries, grape juice, and pistachios for the health benefits of red wine. I guess if you’re taking red wine, just drink it for fun or because it goes really well with dinner.

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