Author: Phillip Skinner
The list of wineâ€™s benefits is longâ€”and getting more surprising all
the time. Already well-known as heart-healthy, wine in moderation might
help you lose weight, reduce forgetfulness, boost your immunity, and
help prevent bone loss.
With America likely to edge out France and Italy in total wine
consumption in the near future, according to one analyst, and with
women buying more than 6 out of every 10 bottles sold in this country,
weâ€™re happy to report that wine may do all of the following:
1. Feed your head
Wine could preserve your memory. When researchers gave memory quizzes
to women in their 70s, those who drank one drink or more every day
scored much better than those who drank less or not at all. Wine helps
prevent clots and reduce blood vessel inflammation, both of which have
been linked to cognitive decline, as well as heart disease, explains
Tedd Goldfinger, DO, of University of Arizona School of Medicine.
Alcohol also seems to raise HDL, the good cholesterol, which helps
unclog your arteries.
2. Keep the scale in your corner
Studies find that people who drink wine daily have lower body mass than
those who indulge occasionally; moderate wine drinkers have narrower
waists and less abdominal fat than people who drink liquor. Alcohol may
encourage your body to burn extra calories for as long as 90 minutes
after you down a glass. Beer seems to have a similar effect. read more...