Glass of red wine a day may be enough to protect you from obesity. Naturally, the key is moderation. Studies have shown that contained in the wine resveratrol stimulates the muscles, bones and heart so like doing exercise at the gym.
But what wine is more useful for our health:
1. Reduces “bad” cholesterol – at elevated levels, forming atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries, which can lead to high blood pressure and stroke. Wine reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol by 12% and reduces the risk of developing hypertension.
2. Protects your heart – polyphenols in red wine keep blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of blood clots. Red wine has a similar effect of aspirin to thin the blood.
3. Supports blood sugar rate – the skin of grapes is a rich source of resveratrol, but it helps to regulate blood sugar. This is a very important effect for diabetics. Studies have shown that people who daily consume small amounts of resveratrol lowered blood sugar levels. Resveratrol reduces cholesterol and blood pressure. Scientists believe that it may stimulate insulin secretion and increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
4. Stimulates the immune system – Antioxidants in red wine can greatly enhance immunity and reduce the risk of colds. Studies show that red wine can accelerate the treatment of infections and reduce the level of free radicals in the body that are responsible for the emergence of various infections and diseases.
The origin of the wine is old as human civilization and magical qualities of fermented grape juice are discovered by accident and not an invention of man. The earliest evidence of drinking wine dating from 6000 – 5000 BC in the area of present-day Georgia and Iran. It is known that the ancient Egyptians produced wine and beer. Pictograms say that wine is reserved for pharaohs, priests and high aristocracy, while beer is available only for the brave builders of the pyramids. It is believed that the Egyptians were the first people who established the link between the way of storage and the quality of the wine. In 1991 during archaeological excavations in the lands of ancient Sumer were found fossilized grains of grapes, which are believed to have more than 10 000 BC which means that the origin of the wine is far in the Stone era. Most likely the inhabitants of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where arises earliest human civilizations were the first to discover a means of producing wine.