How Red Wine Enhances Heart Health


For years, cardiologists have cautioned patients that drinking to excess can increase the risk of heart disease. Excess consumption of alcohol is considered to be more than two drinks daily for men or more than one drink daily for women. However, provided it’s consumed in moderation, the type of alcohol a person chooses may also have an effect on heart health. In fact, studies have shown that consuming red wine may help improve heart health.

Cardiology researchers have been investigating the effects of resveratrol on the body. Resveratrol is a polyphenol present in red grape skins. They found that resveratrol may help enhance cardiology health by interfering with the function of fat cells. The polyphenol may also facilitate the movement of glucose into fat cells and interfere with the conversion of molecules into fat. These actions can reduce the risk of obesity and metabolic problems that can increase the risk of heart disease.

Before trying red wine to reduce your risk of heart disease, consult a heart doctor at Cardiac Solutions. Cardiology patients in the Avondale, Glendale, and Phoenix areas can reach our heart clinics at (623) 208-5305.

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