Jun 18 2015

When it comes to red wine, there have been many studies indicating the ‘health benefits’ associated with this popular alcoholic beverage, but is red wine really a life saver? Well, according to the Telegraph, on top of all of the hype suggesting that this drink can help to aid mental ability and weight gain, recent research has revealed that red wine may actually be great for your teeth. During the study, researchers clusters of bacteria that are known to be responsible for dental diseases. They found that red wine “was the most effective at removing the bacteria”. Wow! So, taking this into consideration, what else is red wine said to be good for? Well, let’s take a look at just 3 of the suggested benefits and the research behind them.

‘Goodnight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!’

There may be no more waking up with itchy, unsightly bites after this study suggests that bed bugs are “less keen on the blood once the human in question has drunk a couple of glasses of red wine.” In addition, as these bed bugs won’t be drinking as much blood due to the alcoholic content, their reproduction rate decreases meaning they lay less eggs.

Weight Gain

This claim suggests that women who consume a “moderate amount of alcohol with meals” are less likely to become overweight during their middle age stage. The team who wrote the report stated that the women involved in the study showed a significant increase in “energy expenditure” following consumption. They suggested that this balanced the calories in the drink.

Living Longer

While this is quite a controversial topic, studies have suggested that resveratrol could actually help individuals to live longer “by supressing molecules which cause inflammation as well as compounds in the blood which interfere with the production of insulin.”

These are just 3 apparent benefits that come with drinking red wine in moderation. Do you have any more that you’ve heard about that you’d like to share with us?

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