Like your wine? I do to! But, here are some negative aspects of it.
Wine, however, is not for everyone. Certain medical conditions are worsened by the consumption of wine, so it’s vital you seek the advice of your personal physician.
Here’s a few things to know:
High Triglycerides: One downside to wine consumption is that it can elevate triglyceride levels, which is associated with health problems such as diabetes. Those who already have high triglycerides should, therefore, avoid or dramatically limit their wine (and alcohol) consumption.
Breast Cancer Risk: Studies have shown alcohol can increase estrogen levels and raise tumor progression in women with (or at high risk for) estrogen positive breast cancer.
Migraines: Wine is often a big trigger for people who suffer with migraine headaches. Although white wine contains more sulfites than red wine (sulfites are added to white wine to preserve its light color), red wine seems to be a much bigger migraine trigger. That’s probably due to the accumulation of histamines and tannins from prolonged contact with the skin.
Weight Gain: People who drink alcohol also consume empty calories, calories that lack nutrients and can lead to weight gain.
Red wines have most of the health benefits of white wines, and they can contribute to your health in other ways as well. Since they contain the skins of grapes, red wines have a powerful type of antioxidants called resveratrols. Resveratrols
offer excellent protection for your blood vessels, and they can eliminate blood clots as well. They are also effective in inhibiting the activities of enzymes that stimulate the growth of cancer cells and slow down immune response. Red wines also contain polyphenols, which are excellent antioxidants that can perform a wide variety of tasks, including reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improving the immune system, combating against harmful bacteria and preventing cancer. There is also a significant amount of flavonoids in red wines, and these antioxidants are known to be able to lower risks of cancer.