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Health Benefits of Red Wine

We’ve all heard the news that there are some fantastic health benefits in red wine so we thought that we’d give you a quick wrap up on some of the best ones! The Travers City Brew Bus is the best Wine and Beer Tour provider in Northern Michigan. We will take you and up to 13 of your closest friends to explore the best wineries and breweries in the Traverse City area!

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What Gives Red Wine Health Benefits?

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Red wine ferments with grape skins and seeds and is very high in plant compounds that deliver a variety of health benefits!

Lowers Your Cholesterol

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High-fiber Tempranillo red grapes—which are used to make certain red wines, like Rioja—may actually have a significant effect on cholesterol levels, according to a study from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. (1)

It May Help Reduce Heart Disease Risk

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Research has found that drinking red wine may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. (23) In fact, it’s been linked to a 30% lower risk of dying from heart disease. (4)

Control Blood Sugar

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The skin of red grapes—a rich source of red wine’s natural compound resveratrol—may actually help diabetics regulate their blood sugar, finds recent research published in the journal Nutrition. Study participants who took a 250 mg resveratrol supplement once a day for three months had lower blood glucose levels than those who didn’t take the pill. Plus, resveratrol-takers also had significant decreases in total cholesterol and systolic blood pressure. Researchers suspect that resveratrol may help stimulate insulin secretion or activate a protein that helps regulate glucose and insulin sensitivity. (5)

It May Help Increase “Good” HDL Cholesterol

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Red wine has also been shown to increase levels of “good” HDL cholesterol, which is linked to lower rates of heart disease. (6)

It May Slow Down Brain Decline

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Several studies have suggested that drinking red wine can help slow down the age-related mental decline. ( 78910)