Those who consume a bottle of wine a day would live longer than those who do not drink. This is what Dr. Kari Poikolainen, an expert and researcher in the field of alcohol consumption and health, says. Mr Poikolainen, who worked for the World Health Organization, maintains, however, that it should not exceed one liter of wine per day. Most medical authorities now advise men not to drink more than 3 glasses of wine a day; For a woman, it is suggested not to exceed 2 glasses. However, Dr. Poikolainen argues that it can go up to a bottle of 750 milliliters, but not to exceed one liter. These limits of 3 and 2 glasses would be arbitrary and not scientifically based, according to the doctor. So drinking alcohol would be dangerous only if you drink more than a bottle of wine a day.
8 good reasons to drink wine
For a heart in good shape
This is the best thing about red wine! The properties of polyphenols to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are now well documented and numerous studies show that wine lovers are reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease. A study published in 2009 by Italian researchers shows that long-time wine drinkers have fewer cardiovascular risk factors and show better analytical results, particularly with regard to cholesterol, inflammation markers, insulin
To reduce the risk of certain cancers
If the consumption of alcohol is associated with an increase in the risk of many cancers, the case of wine is completely different, it is even the reverse that occurs. A large study published in 2009 by Dr. Dominique Lanzman shows that men who consume wine have overall cancer mortality decreased by 23%. The consumption of wine decreases by 34% mortality from digestive cancers and by 22% mortality from lung cancer.
To preserve your vision
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly. An American study has shown that seniors who drink regularly and moderately from wine are less likely to suffer from AMD.
To keep diabetes away
Alcohol is considered a risk factor for diabetes but again the wine has an exceptional status. Chinese researchers have shown that resveratrol, one of the polyphenols in wine, improves insulin sensitivity.
To keep good teeth!
Wine as a new anti-cavities weapon? This is in any case what suggests an Italian study that shows that some compounds of this beverage would inhibit the bacteria that attack our teeth. Research that has so far remained confined in a test tube …
To reduce the risk of dementia
Many studies show that moderate wine drinkers have less risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than those who never drink. The wine could even slow the progression of dementia in the elderly already suffering from a slight decline in cognitive abilities. According to an Italian study, the evolution of dementia would slow down by 85% with 1 glass of wine per day
To boost your omega-3s
A study published in 2008 by the team of Professor Michel de Lorgeril in the journal Amercian Heart Journal shows that moderate consumption of wine is associated with better omega-3 levels (7). Similar results were obtained in a study published in 2009 by Italian researchers which shows that the consumption of wine increases the amount of omega-3 in the blood (8). The researchers suggest that those who drink moderate amounts of alcohol – up to two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women – would have more omega-3s in plasma and red blood cells. Even with equal fish consumption. The most pronounced “omega-3 booster” effect was found for red wine.
To improve your sexuality
According to a new Italian study, women who drink one to two glasses of wine a day are more satisfied with their sex life than those who never drink.
As for these gentlemen, an Australian study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption would protect against erectile dysfunction. The researchers observed that those who drink moderately every day have a risk of suffering from long-term erectile dysfunction decreased by 30%. A good listeners …
The anti-alcohol movement is dogmatic, militant, manipulates studies and makes a witch hunt. “Alcohol can be good or bad for health, it all depends on the use. It’s good if you take advantage of it in moderation. ”
There is what seems to be a paradox. Wine reduces stress which is very dangerous for health, but excess wine can become toxic. Everything is about quantity and balance. So you have to take advantage of it in moderation.