red wine benefits

Red Wine Benefits

Wine…is there anything better than a glass of full flavored aged red wine? You might sipping it alone or enjoying the company of a lady. Drinking a glass of wine is really a pleasure. Plus red wine is full of healthy benefits.

However, too many people don’t know how to choose a good one.

Let’s take Chianti. You hear it even in the movies like if it’s the best Italian wine, remember Hannibal Lecter? Well, actually it’s usually available in the groceries at a very cheap price and low quality. But, the good ones can indeed reach top levels.

Again, knowledge is power and you might wants to have some tips regarding good wines. What do you buy if you have a date and you want to impress her? We assume you want to highlight your classy taste.

Speaking about Italian red wines, you cannot go wrong with these three:

  • Barolo
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Amarone

These are the most look after and often expensive Italian red wines. Instead of trying your luck with cheaper versions, choose a renowned winemaker. If you want quality, well, it has a cost. Rule of thumb, if a wine is particularly cheap compared to the average, probably it’s not worthy buying it.

The secret of red wine benefits: a powerful antioxidant

Do you know the secret of red wine benefits? Resveratrol is a substance produced by different plant species. It has antifungal functions and is found in particular in the skin of grapes and in wine, especially in the red one. Thanks to its strong antioxidant properties, it helps protect our body from cardiovascular and cancer diseases.

In addition to color, resveratrol content of wine also depends greatly on the cultivation and processing of grapes. Because plants produce this substance for its valuable antifungal activity, it is obviously more abundant in grapes not treated with fungicides and pesticides. Furthermore, resveratrol content of wine is as much higher as longer it is fermented along with the skins.

But don’t get too excited! To avoid side effects, reasonable low-risk intake limits are set, usually found in about 24-30 g of alcohol per day for men and 12-15 g per day for women, equal to 1-2 glasses of wine (150-300 ml ).

Always quality over quantity.