For many decades, wine has been known as prized beverage throughout the world. Today wine, especially red wine, is prized for different reasons and mainly for it's health benefits. It was learned that drinking red wine in moderation might be one of the keys to healthy heart and a long life.
It was found that men who consumed moderate amounts if red wine had more than 30% reduced rusk in all cause mortality, including heart disease and all the types of cancer.
The latest studies provide even more reason to toast to your health as they show that wine is good but also for preventing other serious conditions such as cancer, arthritis and age-related macular degeneration.
Wine's positive effect on heart disease and other conditions is due mainly to its high concentration of powerful group of antioxidants known as phonetic compounds or flovonoid found in the skins and seed of red grapes.
Phonetic compounds by no means act alone when it comes to preventing disease. Resveratrol is another disease-resistant flovonoid that covers the skins of grapes and red wine and it help to prevent clot formation in the coronary arteries, resvetatrol gas also been shown to increase HDL cholesterol levels.
More and new studies of resvertrol are now focusing on its potential anti-cancer ability. Quercetin is another powerful antioxidant flovonoid that is found not only in red grape skins but also in fruits and other vegetables, including onions and garlic. It is gaining recognition for its role in fighting cancer and heart disease although it has been overlooked as an important compound in wine in the past.