There is a strong relation between Wine and Health. Wine is very helpful to maintain our health. It is also a good medicine to cure our some disease.
The negative or positive effects of wine are today a source of great debate. Wine is often one of the culprits for the failures of many diets, especially do-it-yourself ones, for the simple reason that a liter of wine is equivalent to approximately 750 Kcal. It also often causes liver problems, or other diseases, when consumed in overdose. It is known that moderate consumption of wine can reduce, thanks to the interaction between various components, the risk of heart disease, as well as having a positive effect on the prevention of arteriosclerosis and coronary heart diseases. Obviously, the well-known saying “wine is good for blood” has a grain of truth only if it is consumed with moderation and conscience.
It is curious to know that only those who drink minimal amounts of alcohol, for exceptional events, can be defined as a teetotaler, and do so no more than 5 times in a year, while moderate drinkers (those who drink a glass per meal and not always), discreet (those who drink daily according to the recommendations) and habitual heavy drinkers (those who exceed or almost 250-300 ml of alcohol every day, i.e. over 3 glasses of wine plus spirits).
Calories of wine Dry Red Wine from 90 to 130 kcal per glass (150 ml / 200 ml), Dry White Wine from 85 to 125 Kcal per glass (150 ml / 200 ml). Some nutritionists argue that alcohol, not being included among the classically recognized nutritional principles (sugars, fats, minerals, vitamins, and water) should not be included in the food composition tables nor should it be considered in the calculation of daily needs for healthy subjects. Vitamins and proteins are present in wine in low quantities, but mineral salts are found in good quantities in all alcoholic fermented products. Furthermore, wine and spirits, according to the strictest experts, would count as the only nutritional principle carbohydrates (sugars). Alcohol has a high calorific value, in fact, the combustion of 1 gram develops 7.1 calories. How to calculate calories To calculate precisely how many Kcal there are in a glass of wine, you need to make a calculation: Mark the number of alcoholic degrees written on the label of a wine, the one expressed in volume (%) Multiply the alcoholic degrees for 0,8 (specific gravity of alcohol) The result of the multiplication will give the degrees per 100 milliliters of the drink Multiply this second value by 7 (Kcal per gram given by alcohol), thus obtaining the number of Kcal per 100 milliliters of drink (equal to the quantity contained in a wine glass) Positive effects of wine Today, attention is paid in particular to some antioxidants which would have a particularly positive effect on the body. In particular, red wine, through these compounds, is able to exert actions favorable not only to the reduction of cardiovascular risks, but also to the improvement of the lipid picture, of the hemostatic balance, of blood pressure, of insulin sensitivity, of the Hdl cholesterol level. . Ethanol, present in alcoholic beverages and in small quantities also in wine, seems to be related to a dilating effect on coronary arteries and, therefore, to a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Polyphenols, also present in red wine, have the ability to remove free radicals from our body, responsible for cellular aging and perhaps the onset of some cancers. The antibacterial characteristics of red wine would confer the well-known digestive capacity. Drinking a glass of wine a day is generally not bad for your health. Alcohol abuse, on the other hand, as many epidemiological studies show, is associated with an increase in blood pressure in both sexes and regardless of racial differences.
Controversies The same two glasses of wine a day, however, produce significantly greater liver fatigue than cardiac benefits, especially as cholesterol can be effectively controlled by other methods. Wine is good for the heart, but it definitely destroys the liver! This is what British research conducted on a large number of “normal” drinkers has shown, their average life span is shorter than that of a similar sample of non-drinkers. Suspicious preservatives Even those who are ready to condemn industrial foods because, for example, they contain the terrible E223, do not know that metabisulphite is contained in excellent wines. Even “organic” wines are often produced using “very little sulfur dioxide”. Sulfur dioxide derivatives, including metabisulphite (sodium or potassium, E223, and E224), irritate the digestive tract and cause alterations in the metabolism of some amino acids and vitamin B1.
Drink in moderation and above all .. DRINK GOOD WINE!