Wine and health

Is drinking wine good or bad for your health?

The dangers of excessive drinking and the benefits of moderate amounts of wine have been part of a continued debate within the health community for decades. This debate has been played out in the media and it has left wine drinkers feeling a little confused to say the least.

Whilst drinking too much wine is certainly not good for you, the evidence strongly suggests that a couple of glasses of wine may indeed have a beneficial impact on your overall health and that certain wines have more beneficial effects than others. Clinical evidence is clear that total abstainers from alcohol are likely to die younger than those drinking a glass or two a day on average.

"Binge drinking" or heavy daily consumption of any alcohol (more than 3-4 glasses a day) is not good for you in any way, therefore savour your wine.

For further detailed information see the articles below:

Does wine help prevent Alzheimer's disease?

There is always so much bad publicity and hype about the dangers of drinking alcohol (liver disease, premature death) that the benefits of moderate drinking (2-3 glasses of wine a day) on reducing your risk of death (mortality) is often forgotten by the media. Red wine from certain regions of the world, particularly grapes with thick skins, appear to have clear health benefits despite what some elements of the press have to say.

FermentedGrape.com has written previously about the potential health benefits of resveratrol in wine and a new study published recently in Neurology gave further evidence of the potential effects of polyphenols in Alzheimer's disease. See earlier article at http://www.fermentedgrape.com/wine-and-health/2013/9/28/is-drinking-wine-good-or-bad-for-you.html