Some say that no more than one or two 5-ounce glasses daily is okay because it has more polyphenol antioxidants than other alcoholic beverages. Polyphenols are known to have cardiovascular benefits, blood sugar improvement and even cancer prevention. Select those red wines that have high levels of polyphenol.
Madiran Wine For Procyanidin
The ingredient polyphenol procyanidin may provide cardiovascular benefits as it inhibits blood clots and inflammation. It relaxes and dilates blood vessels, improving blood flow. Procyanidin is the most potent polyphenol for improving cardiovascular health and is highest in the Tannat grape, according to researchers of a study published in the journal “Nature” in 2006.
According to the American Heart Association
There is insufficient evidence to recommend to people who do not drink to start drinking red wine as a protective measure for their cardiovascular health. The health benefits of red wine may be influenced by other factors such as genetics, physical activity, smoking, social life and environment. Discuss moderate drinking with your physician if you are a cardiac patient.
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