When consumed in moderation, red wine reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Certain types of wine contain flavonoids that work as antioxidants, thus reducing the risk of cancerous cells. These types of wine include Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
The aforementioned flavonoids are in the skin of grapes and the function is to prevent grape from ageing. And this is exactly how it works in our body; but note that it is only effective when there is a sufficient amount of vitamin E present. Therefore it is recommended to eat lots of fish, olive oil and vegetables together with that glass of wine.
Drinking wine reduces the risk of depression. Does this need further explanation? :)
When consumed in moderation, wine helps us retain our memory. Research suggests that the deterioration of the brain is slower in those people who sometimes drink 1-2 glasses of red wine than in those who do not drink alcohol at all.
Drinking a glass of wine during a meal controls the level of cholesterol.
When consumed in moderation, it is healthy: a glass of 2 decilitres of wine contains about a single unit of alcohol so 1-2 glasses of wine a day are below the threshold that is considered unhealthy (2 glasses for men, 1 for women), but, of course, it is recommended to have wine-free days as well.
According to a survey carried out in Denmark, a glass or two of wine a day may reduce the risk of heart-attacks by up to 60%.