The multiple benefits of red wine have been studied for years and innumerable researches have now corroborated the beneficial effects to the health of human beings when it is consumed in moderation; however, it is important to have all the nutrition information on red wine easily available as well as the daily dose recommended – the majority of studies have agreed that to take full advantage of this magical drink we should limit to just one standard glass of red wine (125 ml). The anti-ageing properties of red wine are widely known to the general population, as well as the positive anti-clotting effect and as a result the decrease in the risk of heart attack and strokes; but it seems now that one of the main compounds in red wine (resveratrol) actually helps to prevent injuries to blood vessels in the retina and protects our “sight” from common eye diseases that normally develops during the ageing cycle.
A recent study from the University of Washington (Faculty of Medicine) and published on the American Journal Pathology has revealed that Resveratrol, a compound of red wine that can be found in its natural form in grapes, blueberries, blackberries and other dark fruit, plays an important role in preventing problems with our ‘sight’ that are normally linked to damages in the blood vessels of the retinas. This is just another good reason why a toast with a glass of red wine is good for your good health, mental health and intelligence; the extra benefit is that this beverage is one of the best ways to reduce stress levels and control anxiety.
How Can Wine Prevent Eye Diseases
The antioxidant properties of this drink could be easily used to treat other common diseases and once further researches confirm its ‘additional benefits’, red wine could be included as part of new therapies that could prevent and possibly eradicate blindness caused by diabetes and macular degeneration. Until now, the experiments on the retinas of mice have proven than resveratrol has the faculty of inhibiting angionesis (condition caused by the formation of new blood vessels); this could be an important development to reduce the risk of major illness such as cancer and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to fat deposits).
Although further research is needed and only time will tell how effective red wine is in treating eye diseases is; this could be a potential treatment that could be used as a preventative therapy in patients considered as ‘high risk’. The original investigation was performed on mice and it worked effectively in regulating blood vessels in the retinas; this is why Scientifics believe that it could work wonders as a therapy to treat angiogenesis once it starts to be considered as harmful to the eye.
A glass of wine a day might not only provide protection against cardiovascular diseases, bad cholesterol, inflammation and high blood pressure but it protects our eyes and stop deterioration of our eyesight – one more benefits of the multiple nutritional benefits of red wine to our health.