Red wine is an ideal drink to accompany certain dishes such as cheese boards and various cuts of meat. However, the benefits of this elixir are not limited to accompanying food, as it is an excellent digestive, and drinking it at night can bring you multiple benefits.
If you are a wine taster, you surely know that it is obtained from red grapes and is fermented with the must and skins of these fruits. And according to "Le Petit Larousse Gastronomique", the coloring matter of the grape skins gradually dissolves in the alcohol produced by fermentation, resulting in an increasingly dark color.
But the real question here is whether red wine is really good for your health. The answer, according to various scientific studies, is yes and here we bring you a list of some of the reasons that make this drink so good before going to sleep.
It is not surprising that the idea of having a glass of wine before going to sleep has become popular, since according to an article published in the scientific magazine Zubia, the components of wine and grapes act as muscle relaxants, which help to combat stress and anxiety, allowing your body to achieve freedom from the tension of the day and you can enjoy a good night's sleep.
If you have intestinal problems, perhaps you could try drinking a glass of red wine in the evening, since according to an article published in the magazine Enfermería Global, the ingestion of this drink helps digestion because it is capable of destroying bacteria in the stomach. However, you must keep in mind that this has a better effect if you consume it after lunch or dinner, this of course without exceeding the amount of one glass.
According to the source cited in the previous point, red wine has an incredible antioxidant action, which, in turn, has an anti-inflammatory effect, reduces cholesterol levels and improves the functioning of the metabolism.
It is convenient to add that some studies conclude that red wine helps to diminish the visible effects of aging and although there are others that differ, the truth is that the antioxidants it possesses are quite beneficial for the human body in general.
Keeps your brain healthy
According to the magazine Enfermería Global, red wine consumed in moderation reduces the risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, delays brain aging, intensifies intellectual activity, and even prevents the emergence of dementia thanks to the blocking of cell oxidation and the generation of free radicals.
Reduces cardiovascular mortality
According to the Spanish Journal of Cardiology, numerous epidemiological studies have shown that consumption of red wine in moderate quantities reduces cardiovascular mortality, mainly due to atherosclerotic ischemic heart disease and ischemic strokes.
However, there are not enough studies that demonstrate that the consumption of red wine can be beneficial in this sense for people who do not have previous coronary events, or who are under 40 years of age, so this is recommended for individuals who have a history of this type of disease and have previously consulted their doctor.
In any case, remember that it is recommended to consume only one glass of red wine in the evening, since if you exceed it you could create a dependency, and the beneficial effects would dissipate, since excesses must be avoided. But before trying it, it is better to consult a specialist, especially if you are not a person with some kind of ailment.