Red wine is the type of wine that is made from a variety of black colored grapes. Starting with the color, red wine may differ in color. Ranging from intense red, deep purple and even blue grapes. Red wine is made through crushing and fermenting of the black grapes where the grape’s skin is kept in close contact with the grape juice in order to allow the dispersion of both tannins and color.
In the wine market, there are around 50 varieties of red wine. With their alcohol content ranging from 12% to 15%. There are different types of red wines varieties. Each type has its own unique elements. Common red wines include Mocha, raspberry, raisin, Strawberry, fig, gooseberry, plum, and even Cherry.
Moderate consumption of red wine has its benefits for good health, skin, and hair. While enjoying these benefits, red wine can still be hazardous when users over consume it. Some of these health, skin, and hair benefits of red wine are:
Health Benefits –
- Helps in strengthening the body immune system
With only one glass of red wine daily, it can’t harm your immune system but instead helps you boost your immune system and fight infections. It can develop a body immunity that can prevent 200 viruses that cause cold.
- Helps in boosting the Heart health
The antioxidants contained in red wines can help increase the levels of good high-density lipoprotein (HDL). This helps in the prevention of cholesterol build-up that causes heart diseases. Polyphenols in red wine protect the heart blood vessels. Research has found that resveratrol reduces blood clots, activates sirtuin 1, which is a protein that protects the heart from inflammation and also prevents the immature cells from maturing.
- Helps in reducing stress and depression
Resveratrol as a red wine compound stimulates a protein that activates genes which repairs DNA, promotes longevity and suppresses tumor. In a week, with 2 to 7 glasses helps to fight depression and anxiety. One small glass of wine contains 9 grams of alcohol that is considered fine taking in a day.
- Stronger teeth
Polyphenol that is contained in red wine helps in strengthening the gums and prevents the gum inflammation. It also can help teeth from decaying through hardening of the enamel.
- Enhances the Lungs Function
Red wine component mitigates the inflammatory process occurring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Two glasses of red wine can relieve the damage of the arteries that is caused by only one cigarette.
- Helps in Improving Sleep
Melatonin, a compound that induces sleep in people is the same compound that is contained in red wine. It is said to be enough to help people sleep.
Skin Benefits –
- Lightening of the skin tone
Red wine helps in the lightening of the skin tone. This can be done by beating 1 egg or yogurt, adding 2 teaspoons of honey and mixing them with 5 teaspoons of red wine. Apply the mixture on the face and wait for 20 minutes, and wash it off using lukewarm water.
- Makes your skin to glow
Only 1 glass of red wine daily can change your skin and make it glow. Polyphenols in red wine prevent the cell oxidation that leads the skin to age. Resveratrol compound in the red wine also protects the skin from harmful UV-induced effect.
Hair Benefits –
- Prevents hair loss
Resveratrol stops the loss of hair. It hinders inflammation and cell death in order to prevent hair from falling and helps in the growth of hair.
- Makes your hair better
Shampoo and other hair conditions can be used to wash your hair and then rinse using red wine. It is believed that this gives you a lustrous and thick and healthy looking hair within no time.