It may be lighter in colour than traditional red wines, but Pinot Noir wines are as healthy to the body when taken in moderation as wines from other grapes.
More than just helping you unwind after a long day in front of the computer, a glass of red wine actually restores some of the juices you lost working so hard.
From Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot to Moscato, wine grapes contain so much nutrients that leave us feeling healthier than we were before drinking.
Pinot Noir has been confirmed to be the most nutritious of all wine grapes, containing a specific type of ployphenol called resveratrol, which was largely responsible for its huge health benefits. Also, the grape is moderately low in calories, with each 5-ounce containing just about 121 calories.
Below are five (5) essential health benefits of Pinot Noir Wines:
Pinot Noir wines contain A glass of Pinot Noir provides about 640 micrograms of resveratrol, which help in killing cancerous cells in the body. It acts as an antioxidant, thus prevents genetic mutations caused by oxidative stress. Although more research is needed into the field, researchers in the National Cancer Institute examined resveratrol on many different types of cancer, such as leukemia, skin and prostate cancers, through in vivo and animal studies. A 2008 study published in “Cell Death and Differentiation” found that resveratrol could contribute to cell death in breast cancer cells.
Another study published in the November 2013 issue of “Food and Chemical Toxicology,” reveals that resveratrol also regulates gene activity in mesothelioma cancer cells, and makes the cells more sensitive to chemotherapy.
Aside from fighting cancerous cells, resveratrol is also beneficial to your cardiovascular system. The November 2013 issue of the “Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,” notes that resveratrol protects the heart tissues from cardiac cell death., which may lead to heart attack.
It also assists arterial function in people who have high blood pressure, and has a general good effect on the blood vessels when Pinot Noir wines are taken in moderation.
The nervous system benefits from the rush of Pinot Noir wines in our system. Again, a study in 2013, published in “Neurotoxicity Research”, found that resveratrol has the ability to protect nerve cells from oxidative damage. Researchers have also stated that resveratrol showed proved useful in the treatment and prevention of degenerative diseases, such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Prevents tooth decay
Pinot Noir wines are also rich in antibacterial properties which are helpful in killing various strains of oral bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay and even a sore throat. However, you have to watch your intake of red wine as it can lead to purple tooth.
Keeps you looking young
Again, the resveratrol in Pinoy Noir grapes prevents are rich in anti-aging magic which prevents damage to and repairs cells and blood vessels.It also guards against the level of bad cholesterol in the body, as well as reduces the risk of blood clots.
To maximise the best out of the richness of Pinot Noir wines, it is best you consume in moderation. A standard wine serving size is one glass for women and two for men. Taking more than that exposes you to the risk of getting heart disease including various types of cancer. Abuse of alcohol can also cause damage your liver, disrupting your normal sleep cycle.
Getting plenty of folate is advisable for people who consume alcohol regularly. Folate is a vitamin usually found in pasta, bread and legumes and helps slow down the absorption of alcohol by the body.