Other Health Benefits of Consuming Wine

Here is a list of the many health benefits of consuming wine according to Dr. Philip A. Norrie a qualified physician/medical doctor who incidentally runs a vineyard in the Hunter Valley in Australia but writes prolifically on the subject of Wine & Health.

  • Reduced Coronary Heart Disease
  • Reduced Ischaemic Stroke
  • Reduced Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Reduced Osteoporosis
  • Increased Intellect in the Elderly
  • Reduced Macular Degeneration (a common cause of blindness)
  • Reduced Renal Failure
  • Fat and cholesterol free source of carbohydrate
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Antiseptic due to alcohol and more importantly polyphenols
  • Increases morale and appetite – nursing home and hospital patients
  • Reduced cancer – Wine contains Quercetin, Resveratrol and Epicatechin which are potent anti-oxidants and also act as anti-carcinogens
  • Reduction in colds
  • Reduced gallstones
  • Reduced kidney stones
  • Reduced Alzeimer’s disease
  • Reduced Parkinson’s disease
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduced H. Pylori infection of the stomach and duodenum leading to reduced ulcers
  • Improved physical condition of the elderly
  • Reduced Hepatitis A
  • Reduced stress and depression

Dry wine is the only alcoholic drink that is allowed with diabetes as all the sugar has been converted to alcohol and reduced insulin resistance. Wine also contains many substances including most vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and trace elements

Happy wine drinking, but in moderation, please!

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