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Moderate red wine intake may have some health benefits. But drinking wine every day may also have negative health consequences.

Red wine contains powerful plant compounds and antioxidants, including resveratrol

Grapes are rich in many antioxidants. These include resveratrol, catechin, epicatechin and proanthocyanidins UFABET 

These antioxidants, especially resveratrol and proanthocyanidins, are believed to be responsible for the health benefits of red wine.

Proanthocyanidins may reduce oxidative damage in the body. They may also help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Resveratrol is found in grape skin. It is produced in some plants, as a response to damage or injury.

This antioxidant has been linked with many health benefits, including fighting inflammation and blood clotting, as well as reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Resveratrol can also make test animals live longer.

However, the resveratrol content of red wine is rather low. You would have to consume several bottles per day to reach the amount used in the animal studies. This is not recommended, for obvious reasons.

If you’re drinking wine just for the resveratrol content, then getting it from a supplement may be a better idea.

Red wine consumption is linked to:

  • Reduced risk of dementia: Drinking 1–2 glasses of wine per day has been linked to a reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Reduced risk of depression: A study of middle aged and elderly people showed that those who drank 2–7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to become depressed.
  • Reduced insulin resistance: Drinking 2 glasses per day of regular or dealcoholized red wine for 4 weeks may reduce insulin resistance 
  • Reduced risk of COVID-19 infection: A recent study found that red wine and fortified wine played a role in protecting test subjects from COVID-19 infection, while beer and spirits were shown to increase their risk