As seniors age, maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise can keep them in good shape. Some medical professionals advocate drinking red wine as another way to keep healthy. This may come as a surprise. But red wine contains natural antioxidants that can help fight a number of potential health problems.
Experts say drinking one or two glasses of red wine a day can make a difference in your health and your mood. Red wine provides resveratrol, which fights inflammation and helps the body get rid of dead cells that affect your health and skin.
Here are seven ways red wine can keep you healthier:
- Lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces incidence of cancer
- Diminishes inflammation
- Regulates glucose count to fight diabetes
- Produces younger-looking skin
- Improves blood flow to reduce clots
- Helps prevent hypertension and bad cholesterol
Like so much else in life, moderation is the key to how much red wine you consume. One good thing is wine has a lower alcohol content than spirits. A glass or two with dinner makes a meal more enjoyable and relaxing. It’s a nice way to end the day. Bottom’s up!
Go Ahead and Indulge!
While it’s important to drink responsibly and know your limits, at least there’s no guilt involved in enjoying your favorite red wine variation. Just be sure you’re also eating a healthy, balanced diet full of nutrition-rich foods, and make it a point to stay active and get moving every single day.
Browse through our other articles on Council of Seniors 365 to get more tips on leading an active lifestyle.
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