The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine
One of the most widely known benefits of wine consumption relates to the heart, and it is known that wine improves heart health by increasing the amount of HDL (good cholesterol) within the body. Wine also reduces the amount of LDL (bad cholesterol) and when consumed with a meal the delayed absorption of food that wine causes in the gastrointestinal tract reduces the growth of arterial muscle cells.
A reduction of these smooth muscle cells insures that arteries stay clear and healthy, and blood pressure is lowered as a result. This is not the only benefit that wine offers, however, a reduction in the risk of certain cancers has also been noted, and even a reduced risk of kidney stones in women is listed as a potential benefit connected with wine consumption.