Studies have found evidence that drinking wine in moderation can be good for the heart and the circulatory system. Researchers also show that moderate wine consumption may reduce a person’s risk for Type 2 diabetes but which wine should you drink for better health?
Red Wine Versus White Wine
Wines in general are associated with a range of health benefits when consumed in moderation but red wine is often seen as the healthier option. The reason is that grape skins are included when red wine is fermented. White wine, on the other hand, does not use the skin of grapes. The skin is separated from the juice before it is fermented into white wine. Grape skin contains healthy antioxidants that have been shown to promote good health.
An antioxidant named polyphenol is particularly abundant in grape skin. The polyphenol resveratrol has gotten attention for its touted health benefits.
Findings of studies suggest that resveratrol may be the key ingredient in red wine that can reduce bad cholesterol levels, prevent damage to blood vessels, and reduce risk for blood clots. Some studies have found a link between resveratrol and a lower risk of inflammation and blood clotting that can develop into heart disease; further research is still needed to confirm a causal link.
When it comes to nutritional value, there is little difference between red wine and white wine. Red wine contains 4 grams of carbohydrates per glass while white wine contains 5 grams of carbohydrates per glass. The alcohol content of red wine is 3.1 grams per glass while white wine contains 2.9 grams per glass. Red wine, however, contains significantly more calories than white wine with 125 per glass compared with white wine’s 115 per glass.
Health Benefits Of White Wine
Red wine may have the upper hand when it comes to health but white wine comes with a number of health benefits as well. It also contains antioxidant properties that can help prevent cancer. Research also suggest it can protect the heart against aging.
Drink In Moderation
Drinking wine may be associated with a range of health benefits but experts recommend drinking wine in moderation, which according to the Harvard School of Public Health, is equivalent to two drinks per day for men and one drink for women. Consuming too much alcohol can outweigh the health benefits of wine.
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