Is it healthy to drink a glass of wine a day?

You may have heard of the belief that a glass of wine a day helps maintain good health. The explanation is simple and it says that this alcoholic drink makes us relax and relieve stress after a long and hard day. Also, research shows that red wine can prevent the development of certain diseases. On the other hand, nutritionists advise people who want to lose weight to avoid alcoholic beverages. We tried to get an answer to the question from the title, so stay with us below.

Is it healthy to drink a glass of wine a day?

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Wine, like everything else in the world, has its benefits and downsizes, so it is best to study them well before drawing a conclusion. Well, let's go …

Advantages

The results of studies conducted in the last 15 to 20 years have shown that red wine reduces the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke, cataracts, as well as colon cancer. Resveratrol, which is believed to have an anti-cancer effect and which is the subject of numerous scientific studies, seems to be the most deserving of that. However, what you read should be taken with a grain of salt, because it is necessary to further examine the impact of red wine on health. On the other hand, it is somewhat more certain that moderate drinking of this alcoholic beverage increases the level of good cholesterol in the blood, which prevents heart diseases. Of course, it is necessary to emphasize the word "moderation", which means a maximum of two glasses of wine a day for men, and one for women. Finally, the potential prevention of gallstones and dementia should not be left out.

Shortcomings

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to alcohol is how to limit your intake. It is difficult for people to judge when it is good to drink a glass of wine or another drink, but also when to stop. It should be noted that the body digests food and other beverages in a different way. Alcohol is a priority, that is, to cleanse the body of toxins, which is the role of the liver. There are medical recommendations to avoid alcohol if possible, especially due to the fact that it is associated with the development of cancer, especially breast cancer. If you still can't follow this advice, then try drinking only one glass a day. There are data that indicate that 1 in 8 Americans is considered an alcoholic, and that percentage is growing for people under the age of 30. This is especially important for people who suffer from migraines because red wine is rich in histamine, which is considered to be the cause of this health problem.

Conclusion

Alcoholic beverages, which include red wine, cannot be labeled as healthy, because their impact on the body varies from person to person, and the number of glasses we drink. Sometimes a moderate dose is good for health, sometimes harmful. This is largely determined by family history.

It is important to mention the combination of alcohol and body weight, where differences have also been established, so that some people who drink lose weight, and some gain it. Sometimes patients are surprised when they realize that alcoholic beverages have calories as well as food. The body recognizes both liquids and solids. Therefore, consider how many glasses you will drink the next time you go out or organize a party. When all drinks are considered, wine has the advantage of maintaining optimal weight, because it has less sugar and calories. Lastly, it is best to ask yourself how this drink affects your sleep, need for food, and weight. If you do not feel any discomfort, feel free to treat yourself to the recommended daily dose.

By: Helen B.