A glass of red wine accompanying your dinner is something like a tradition that has been coming down through centuries. The fact is, this glass of fermented grapes contains and thus, offers way too many health promoting benefits which are otherwise sought in more than 10 other individual sources. More often than not, people enjoy a glass of red wine with their food for the soothing effect it creates in the system of the drinkers. At the same time, it is also known for slowing the process of food intake which is a great way to cut the portions down to create a meal with far lower calories.
The most recognized advantage of red wine is the effect it has on the human heart keeping it pumping for the better, improving circulation and granting it an overall longer life. Secondly, it is known for improving digestion which can be a blessing when taken with complex food. Thirdly, red wine contains 4 times the quantity of antioxidants as compared with green tea which is one of the best ways to counter bad cholesterol while adding a healthy glow to your skin. Lastly, but never the least, it is known for countering the ill effects of excessive salt intake with food.
However, with all things good there is certainly a flip side to red wine considering the undeniable truth that it is a form of ‘fermented fruit’ and thus, contains alcohol. When taken in excess, all the mentioned good effects reverse completely to give rise to severe physical issues that may lead the indulging parties to the ER sooner than necessary. The first among the reverse effects can be seen in slow and steady march towards obesity considering the fact that not many people get to understand how much is too much and when is the right time to stop.
Secondly, what can be a boon to the heart can also claim the better of it owing to the reason that knowing the exact quantity of ‘moderation’ still eludes a vast majority. A condition in the name of ‘cardiomyopathy’ where the walls of the heart becomes weak has been related to drinking red wine regularly and a little over the mark of ‘moderation’. The risks of stroke also increases dramatically when more than 2 glasses of wine is consumed almost every day in a week. Besides this, issues like infertility in both men and women and development of pancreatitis has been linked with red wine included in regular diet.
While this information may be good enough to bring down the spirits of the wine lovers, hope arrives in the form of regular exercises. When you add wine to your dinner with a faint idea about permissible limits, all you have to do is to follow up with at least 20 minutes of quality cardio exercises the next day or 2 hours before you approach the last meal of the day. A very potent research in Spain has shown that exercises enhance the good qualities of red wine while keeping the ill effects from showing.