Red Wine May Help Preserve Memory, Extend Life
Drinking red wine may preserve memory and protect the central nervous system. It also prevents clots and blood vessel inflammation—both of which are linked to heart disease and decline of cognitive function.
Overall, red wine drinkers have overall lower body mass indices (BMI’s). And moderate wine drinkers tend to have narrower waists and less abdominal fat than people who drink hard liquor. (Higher BMI is associated with greater risk for disease).
Pinot noir contains antioxidants and resveratrol, and far more nonflavonoids than white wine. In one study, fish who were fed resveratrol were more active swimmers—even in old age!
Finally, drinking red wine may have anti-cancer benefits… especially ovarian cancer. Australian researchers found that drinking one glass of red wine a day reduced the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 50 percent.
Obviously moderation is key — one glass per day. OK, maybe two. Peace, Love, Lunges… -Sam