What happens to the body when drinking red wine.
Researchers from the University named after Ben-Gurion in Negeve, Israel, conducted a study involving groups of volunteers with type 2 diabetes.
They are more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases.
For this purpose, the authors chose the 224 people that meet these characteristics, and not drinking wine. They were divided into groups, each of which was to drink a variety of beverages: mineral water, dry white wine and dry red wine. Blood samples were taken at baseline, six months and the second year that researchers can explore biomarkers of lipid and liver function.
They found that people who consumed red wine, increased the level of good cholesterol compared to those who only drank water.
Those who took the red or white wine, also reported better sleep quality than those who drank only water. It is important to note that researchers have not found any significant side effects in either group.
Dr. James O’keefe, head of preventive cardiology at the heart Institute of St. Luke’s in Kansas city, who was not involved in the study, says he is not surprised by the results. Best results show the group who consumed red wine.
What happens to the body when consuming red wine?
It is known that red wine resveratrol 13 times more than white. Red wine also contains some antioxidants that are hard to find in other drinks.
Says Dr. James O’keefe, drinking a glass of red wine with dinner is also useful for blood sugar level because in an hour it will be 30% lower. He recommends to combine red wine with vegetable dishes, fish, but not meat, fruit and desserts.
On the other hand, according to him, drinking alcohol every night can cause dependence, which is undesirable to prevent.