Some people believe that red wine has antiaging effects. Let’s see if there is any truth behind this urban legend.
Beauty and Red Wine
There is a great connection between beauty and wine. It is quite surprising the amount of data that is available on wine and how it can be used as an intervention to reduce the aging process and help someone look and age better.
These properties include all the antioxidants present in wine. They help in absorbing up free radicals, which play a huge role in aging and all diseases related to your age. There are a lot of antioxidants present in wine, which include resveratrol and polyphenols. There’s more in wine than when you compare it with the amount present in grape juice. The skin and seeds are part of the fermentation process when making wine, but in the production of grape juice, both of these are removed.
Also, there’s stress. For people who have a lot of stress, the effect wine would have on reducing their aging would be completely different from people who don’t suffer a lot of stress throughout their lives. The type of attitudes and behaviors people who drink wine have tends to have a different reaction than for people with better behaviors.
Consumption of wine is part of the Mediterranean diet, and this diet consists of consuming lots of veggies and fresh fruits, nuts and seeds, fine grains, legumes, yogurt, seafood, and olive oil. The diet is like a lifestyle that includes taking wine while eating dinner. Having the Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle that according to studies has shown that these people live healthier longer lives.
Can I Drink Too Much Red Wine?
Drinking a glass of red wine daily is one thing you can do apart from quitting smoking, eating well, and exercising regularly – from the view of anti-agers – to help your youthful appearance. However, you can also have too much of it. Taking more wine than recommended would increase your aging process, and it is bad for your health.
At the most, a glass of wine a day may make your skin glow. This is as good as it gets.
Benefits people expect if this advice is followed include you looking better with glowing skin and you would look about five years younger than your present age. You should also have a fewer number of precancerous skin lesions as observed from a study, but more research is needed.