Wines help reduce blood cholesterol levels and help prevent diabetes | Photo: (Svetlana Khovrina | Shutterstock)
Wine is a drink much appreciated for its flavor and aroma. With deep historical roots, it is much more than just an alcoholic drink; It is a sensorial experience and a perfect accompaniment for special moments. From its ancient origins to modern production, it plays a significant role in the culture of many countries.
But is it possible to consume the drink and maintain a healthy lifestyle? According to Oba Hortifruti nutritionist, Renata Guirau, if consumption is done in balance and moderation, yes. “In fact, studies show that antioxidant compounds present in wine protect the body’s cells and help prevent various diseases”, she adds.
Benefits of wine for the body
Renata cites research published in the magazine Molecules that shows that resveratrol present in wine It has an important antioxidant action in the body and helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. The survey also reveals that the drink has polyphenols, which improve blood cholesterol levels and are related to the prevention of diabetes and some neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, and anthocyanins, with antioxidant action and act in the prevention of chronic diseases.
It is recommended to consume around 150ml of wine up to three times a week (Image: fornStudio | Shutterstock)
Pay attention to quantity
The nutritionist warns that it is necessary to pay attention to quantity and recommends looking for drink alcohol on special occasions. “It is recommended to consume around 150ml of wine up to three times a week”, he explains. Furthermore, the specialist reminds us that it is essential to maintain good hydration during and after drinking alcohol. “Keep up your water consumption while drinking, at least one glass for each serving,” she suggests.
Combining drinks in everyday life
Properly balancing wine with food is one of the most enjoyable and healthy ways to enjoy the drink, as it helps reduce the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and turns the meal into a gastronomic experience.
To harmonize, the weight of the wine has to match the weight of the food: a more consistent dish needs a full-bodied wine. A lighter recipe is better accompanied by a lighter label.
By Marcia Marcon
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