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The Health Benefits of Wine

Posted by Frank Herold on May 23, 2022



Although aging can be associated with conditions that negatively affect our physical and mental health, this doesn't mean that we can't maintain a healthy lifestyle during old age. Investing in healthy habits such as exercising and a proper diet helps seniors protect their immune systems and maintain healthy bodies while offsetting aging-related health conditions. 

Wine can benefits both the young and old as it improves physical and mental health outcomes. Let’s take a look at how wine can be beneficial for your health. 

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Is Wine Good For You?

When we get older, we are prone to an array of old-age-related diseases such as dementia and diabetes. Therefore, healthy living and adopting positive habits go a long way in enabling us to have long prosperous lives. One such habit is drinking a glass of wine per day, a simple habit with positive ramifications as we age.

Wine is good for seniors because it improves their physical and mental health outcomes, helping them to live long and healthy lives. 

1. It Improves Cardiovascular Health

Wine reduces the risk of cardiovascular health diseases because it has polyphenol antioxidants that prevent heart diseases and hypertension by lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and metabolic disorders. Wine also prevents artery damage caused by high cholesterol levels and improves cardiovascular health by lowering the risk of blood clots. Therefore, it facilitates the free flow of blood and improves the function of blood vessels. 

2. It Improves Mental Health 

Wine improves mental health by reducing the risk of depression. Wine contains resveratrol, an antidepressant compound that helps lower stress and anxiety levels. Wine also lowers the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment. The antioxidant compounds in wine reduce oxidative stress levels. Oxidative stress contributes to the formation of free radicals that damage brain cells and cause mental health problems such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

3. Reduces the Risk of Cancer

Wine has an anti-inflammatory agent that lowers intestinal inflammation and improves the body’s metabolism. This reduces the risk of intestinal cancer and esophageal cancer. Wine also enhances antibacterial activity in the stomach which reduces the risk of stomach cancer.

4. Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent

The anti-inflammatory compounds in wine reduce the risk of chronic inflammation, which causes heart diseases and immunity problems. A study discovered that adults who drank five ounces of red wine exhibited reduced inflammatory markers than those who never drank wine. Wine also helps to reduce the risk of gallstones caused by inflammation in the liver and gallbladder.

At Jacaranda Trace, we believe that moderation is vital to maintaining a healthy and long life. We include red wine and other healthy foods as part of the nutritious meal plans offered in our exclusive senior living programs. Contact us today to learn more about Jacaranda may be the perfect retirement community for you.

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