Experts seem to suggest that drinking red wine in moderation might be good for the health but are wary of making such recommendations due to the bad effects of alcohol consumption.
A few studies have found that people who drink alcohol in moderation have lower rates of heart disease, and might even live longer than those who abstain.
Research in red wine consumption as regards how healthy it is to the heart isn’t all too conclusive. Experts suggest that there is something in red wine called resveratrol which might be heart healthy.
When drank in moderation, the polyphenols found in red wine is suggested to help improve cholesterol level. Polyphenols which are antioxidants in red wine is believed to help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. A polyphenol called resveratrol might be a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (which is known as the bad cholesterol) and prevents blood clots.
However, reports from the American Hearts Foundation doesn’t recommend that you should start drinking red wine to improve your cholesterol level and boost the health of your heart rather it recommends to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
An understandable reason as to the wary of alcohol intake by health experts has to do with the downsides of alcohol which includes cirrhosis of the liver, irregular heartbeat, increased risk of cancers and accident factor. Excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to a condition called congestive heart failure, which occurs when the heart is too weak to pump efficiently.