The Benefits of Drinking Wine

The Benefits of Drinking Wine

Wine is perhaps the oldest known alcoholic beverage to man. It dates back to days of King David. In today’s context, wine is mistaken for other spirits. Wine is one of the healthiest drinks known to man. Though many feel alcohol is injurious to health, which indeed is, wine has its own special benefits.

Wine Can Increase One’s Lifespan

A research done in Europe states that a moderate consumption of red wine on a daily basis increases longevity and reduces the risk of death from almost all possible causes. A whopping 34 percent reduced risk

Reduces The Risk Of Heart Attacks

Scientists, after a lot of research, have come to a conclusion that drinking wine on a moderate level yet regularly reduces the risk of coronary heart diseases. It reduces the risk of heart attacks by almost 30 percent.

Lower Risk Of Stroke

The risk of suffering blood-clot related stroke is reduced by almost 50 percent. On the other hand, consumption of wine on a regular basis promotes blood clot formation.


Red wine helps in preventing the inception and advancement of hardening or “furring” of the arteries, scientifically known as atherosclerosis. This disorder happens when blood vessels lose their ability to relax. Wine, thus helps relax and maintain healthy blood vessels.

Reduced Risk Of Cataracts

Average drinkers have about 32 percent less risk of getting cataracts.

Blood Pressure

Usually, it is said that people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol have a greater risk in getting hyper tension. But, two glasses of red wine alongside a meal reduces the risk of hypertension

No matter what studies say, there is always a tendency for humans to lose control over alcohol. We need to be careful in the amount we drink. Drink to health, not to death. Excessive alcohol IS dangerous to health.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad