Red wine proved to have a “million” benefits. One of the most sought-after properties are able to make a diligent person consuming it becomes ageless. Because wine is a high source of antioxidants and rich in potassium to prevent premature aging. In addition, the wine is believed to prevent infectious diseases like influenza.
“Grape juice is believed to prevent and help cure some illnesses such as influenza virus infection,” says Prof. Ali Khomsan, health nutrition experts from the Department of Community Nutrition, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in a discussion of “Wine as a Source of Energy and Stamina is Healthy” organized PT Star Toedjoe – Extra Joss beverage manufacturers, in Jakarta, recently.
The grapes are included in the family Vitaceae and Vitis genus. Nearly round shape with grape skins are dark red fruit, green, golden yellow, or purple and covered with flour. The pulp has a sour taste sweet, and a lot of water content. The dominant type of acid in wine is maleic acid and citric acid. Causes of sweet taste in wine is the high levels of glucose and fructose.
Prof. Ali Khomsan added, various studies show, pycnogenol grape seed contain collagen as an amplifier for the elasticity of blood vessels (anti aging) and skin of wine was rich in flavonoids with higher antioxidant power than Vitamin C. Not only that, the grape itself rich in potassium to control blood pressure.
“Overall the grape contains a lot of benefits. Other efficacy owned wine, is to overcome fatigue and hypoglycemia due to its natural sugar content is very high, especially in the form of glucose and fructose,” he said.
Khomsan most recent data in France show that reveals the number of coronary heart disease 50 percent lower than other countries in the world. After investigation, the French turned out like a good meal, followed by drinking wine. As alluded to wine can be intoxicating, Khomsan quoting S nutritionist Melissa Garcia. “Drinking good wine, but note that the accompanying alcohol or not,” he explained.
The benefits of wine have been widely studied previously. In 1870, health experts Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, prescribe wine for various diseases. For healing, he only prescribes eating grapes with a particular dose. According to The George Mateljan Foundation, the wine also has nutritional value that is extraordinary. Every 100 grams of grapes at least 25 components of the nutrients needed by the body. Call it the calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and thiamin.
Mineral content in wine has health benefits for the body such as manganese. Substance that our bodies need in the synthesis of energy so as to help maintain stable blood sugar. Manganese is also necessary for the metabolism of body fat and connective tissue and bone formation.
Grapes contain a carotenoid called lycopene and high. Both chemicals are widely known ability to inhibit various diseases of the body. The content of antioxidants in wine has been widely believed as the protector of cells from free radicals cause degenerative diseases, like heart disease, cancer, and some diseases.
Wine has many health giving properties due to the chemical content in it, one of which flavonoids. Flavonoids are phytochemical compounds that provide color purple in grapes. Flavonoids can prevent oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) 20 times stronger than vitamin E, which is known as a natural antioxidant.
“Red wine is also very good to eat people with high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia). The content of saponins in the wines. Very useful to inhibit and prevent the absorption of cholesterol in the blood,” he said.
Vitamin C, B6, C and B1 in wine is also high with exceptional properties for the body. Vitamin C fruit wine can enhance immunity and wound healing. B6 content of the wine is also very important for the brain to function normally.
Grape skins also contain resveratrol which is an important source of flavonoids, including catechin, quercetin, prosianidin, and anthocyanins. Resveratrol is found in most of the grape skin. The study concluded last few years, resveratrol could probably help youth and prevent cancer.
In addition, the wine is proven to assist women in preventing pain from breast cancer treatment. The doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research show that the antioxidants in wine may protect against radiation fibrosis, which is hardening of tissue around the breast as a result of radiotherapy that it feels very painful. This condition is experienced by thousands of women worldwide each year.
Through laboratory tests, grape juice proved able to stop production of the hormone estrogen in cells. Recent studies using mice that were planted tumor cells showed that rats fed 0.5 ml of grape juice for five weeks, the tumor size only a third of the mice not given the grape juice.