Red wine is a type of wine made from the European or dark-coloured grapes’ variety. Its colour is derived from a vast assortment of grapes, ranging from red, deep purple and even blue grapes. The skin of the grapes is kept in close contact with the grape juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both colour and tannins. There are around 50 red wine varieties in the wine market. Common red wine varieties include cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, boysenberry, raisin, coffee, fig, currant, mocha, violet and even tobacco. Each of these differ in characteristics such as the grape variety, colour, flavour, mouth feel and ageing potential.

Red Wine Benefits

For the convenience of reading, we have split in this into the benefits of red wine for health, skin and hair.

Red Wine Health Benefits:

1. Can protect your heart:

Heart diseases are becoming very common nowadays. Though there are various natural remedies to prevent it very few are aware of these. Red wine serves as a healthy beverage that can protect your heart from diseases. This is because red wine contains strong antioxidants that prevent the accumulation of fat in the arteries which in turn prevents heart strokes and heart attacks. This is the prime benefit of red wine.

2. Peaceful sleep:

Red wine can give you peaceful sleep due to the presence of a substance called melatonin. Melatonin can stimulate your body clock and keeps you healthy. So consume a moderate amount of red wine – 50 to 100 ml before bedtime for a peaceful sleep.

3. Lowers cholesterol:

French people are the largest consumers of red wine and they consume it regularly as a part of their diet. They also consume cheese and other foods that have high saturated fat but their body metabolic rate is always healthy. This is because Red wine lowers the cholesterol content and avoids the accumulation of saturated fat.

4. Prevents cold:

Red wine has certain components that can prevent cold. Researchers have proved that it can prevent nose block that is caused by cold and can help you breathe easy.

5. Healthy glowing skin:

Everyone would wish to have a healthy glowing skin and this magic is one of the many benefits of drinking red wine. The red wine benefits for skin is because the antioxidants that protects your skin and prevents it from ageing. That’s why some parlours are now providing red wine facials.

6. Reduces mortality:

Every living being is mortal but there are also certain natural substances that can prolong your mortality and improve your health – one such substance is red wine. Red wine is said to increase the life span to a certain extent when consumed regularly in moderate amounts. This is one of the most amazing red wine health benefits.

7. Can prevent cancer:

Red wine contains a component called guercetin that can prevent lung cancer. It can also lower the risk of breast cancer and reduces the growth of cancerous cells due to the presence of resveratrol.

8. Can regulate blood sugar levels:

The substance called resveratrol has various health benefits and it can also stimulate insulin secretion from the pancreas which in turn reduces the glucose level in the blood. So consuming red wine can prevent diabetic type 2 in animals and human.

9. Stronger teeth:

Red wine contains polyphenol that helps to strengthen the gums and prevents gum inflammation. Further it can also prevent the teeth from decaying by hardening the enamel.

10. Anti inflammatory property and healthy brain:

The antioxidant called resveratrol has anti inflammatory properties which can protect the body from various diseases caused by inflammation. Apart from this, it also boosts the brain by providing brain – health, memory power and preventing diseases like dementia.

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  • Eshwari

    Good 😀 nice Nithila :) but i have’t try this wine before 😛 … i will try this thanks 😀

  • Thanmayee

    very nice article on Red wine :)

  • Kaartika

    Pretty nice article!! i took this wine 2wice hahah.. feel dizzy but its good for health 😀

  • Lakshanya

    wanna drink 😛 lolll.. haha… BTW nice article Nithila :)

  • Nithila AP Yadav

    @eshwari @thanmayee @lakshanya– do try it :) it can make a difference

    @kaartika- lol..high dose i guess 😀

  • Deepakshi

    Very informative post.

  • Nidhi Roongta

    Had no idea Red wine has so many benefits.

  • Yuvarani

    if red wine cant b stored for more than 3 days after being opened, then how can v use or store it for regular facial or hair care purposes? are v supposed to purchase it every now n then… wont that be difficult? please suggest an alternative since i wanna use it skin n hair care purposes asap…

  • pranai kumar

    say brand name of red wine… this is first time to have it….

  • Anonymous

    Vry informative and beneficial to one’s health.. tnx for the info about red wine..

  • selvakumar

    very useful tips

  • Anonymous

    Ya its really working guys

  • Sarathy Saran

    Thanks for the details. very useful. Will it be the same for non alcoholic(less than 1%) red wines ? or do we need to go with alcoholic wines only (between 11-15%). Please provide the difference between them. I am not alcoholic till now. :-)

  • Sarathy Saran

    Thanks for the details. very useful. Will it be the same for non
    alcoholic(less than 1%) red wines ? or do we need to go with alcoholic wines only (between 11-15%) to get these benefits. Please let me know.

  • sweety

    suggest me some red wine name

  • Abhishek Mishra

    Sula Vineyards is Best Red Wine.