Wine, properties and benefits

The wine is an alcoholic drink obtained from grapes rich in polyphenols which, if drunk in moderation, is useful against cardiovascular disorders, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and dementia. Let's find out better. 

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> 3. Curiosities about wine

> 4. A recipe up your sleeve

Wine, properties and benefits


Properties and benefits of wine

Il wine is obtained from the alcoholic fermentation of grape must and contains various substances, some of which have pharmacologically known effects or are under study.

Wine is mainly composed of water, which is present in a percentage equal to about 90%. Then there is alcohol, the presence of which can vary from 4 to 15%. The beneficial components of wine certainly include the polyphenols; clinical studies on these substances have associated them with a reduction of cardiovascular risk and to develop tumors o neurovegetative disorders.

The benefits of polyphenols can be attributed to their ability to fight it oxidative stress which is the basis of the aforementioned pathologies. The wine, according to the studies already carried out or in progress, would be able to act positively against metabolic syndrome, diabetes, le dementias and tumors. It would also have a beneficial effect on bones, articulationie gallbladder.

Despite the beneficial effects attributed to wine, one should not exaggerate with consumption; in fact we must not forget the alcohol content.


Wine, ally of

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Curiosity about wine

  • The name wine, according to one of the most widespread theories, it derives from the Sanskrit vein, which means to love. The Latin Venus (Venus) also derives from the same term.
  • Good wine cheers the heart of men, if legge nel Vecchio Testament. Hippocrates he said: “Wine is an extraordinarily appropriate thing for man if, in health as in sickness, it is administered with judgment and just measure, according to the constitution of each one”. Wine has been considered the healthiest drink par excellence for hundreds of years.
  • It has also been used as a disinfectant, anesthetic, tonic and diuretic. Currently, wine is at the center of much scientific debate and is widely studied by medicine; However, many aspects remain to be explored and the dialogue between supporters and detractors are more open than ever.
  • You know the French paradox? This terminology was coined following a scientific study that showed that in France the incidence of cardiovascular diseases is lower than that of other populations with similar eating habits, that is, those who consume a high amount of saturated fat. This lower incidence was explained by the presence of wine in the diet of the French.


A recipe up your sleeve

Pesche with red wine, an ancient recipe, but always current. 4 peaches are enough (4 percoche are also good), a tablespoon of sugar, three glasses of red wine, a stick of cinnamon.

Boil the wine with the sugar and cinnamon, add the peeled and halved peaches, let it cool first at room temperature and then in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. Serve at the end of a meal instead of dessert.


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