French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteursaid that the most useful and healing alcoholic beverage is red wine, the benefit from it is beyond doubt. There is even a whole science called wine therapy, which studies the chemical composition and medicinal properties of wine. And the adjacent discipline of enoterapy deals with the study of the therapeutic effect of grape wine on the human body.

So what is red wine? Benefit and harm - what more?

About the useful qualities of the drink is already knownearly times. Residents of ancient Greece, China, Mesopotamia, as a remedy for many diseases, took red wine, the benefit of which is visible to the naked eye. Already in those days knew about the soothing and antiseptic properties of wine. He was allowed to drink to the wounded in battle, and also applied bandages soaked in a drink to the sore spots. In Western Europe, wine treatment became popular in the Middle Ages. He was credited with magical properties and considered a drink of the gods.

Thanks to the chemical composition, featuresorigin and dietary properties, wine has a beneficial effect on the body. Red wine, the benefit of which is huge, is called the milk of the elderly. Many people know its tonic, strengthening effect on a person. The vitamins, amino acids and microelements contained in red wine protect the body from atherosclerosis and diseases of the cardiovascular system, and the active substance trioksistilben, which is present in the dry drink, helps stop aging of cells and prevents the development of oncology.

Antiviral and antimicrobialproperties that have red wine. Its use is that the number of people who get sick during epidemics in wine-growing areas is much lower. There is evidence that the drink stops the development of cholera, malaria and tuberculosis. And such catarrhal diseases as influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia can easily be treated with wine. In these cases, the best suited is mulled wine, hot red wine.

The benefit of the drink lies in its tannicsubstances that strengthen the gastrointestinal tract and heal scars and ulcers. Wine is also beneficial for metabolic disorders, with obesity. They remove slags and toxins, strengthen the vessels.

Numerous experiments on mice and rabbitsproved the ability of wine to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol. This drink is also useful to people diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Red wines are recommended for excess salt content in the body. Alcohol product prevents deposits in the joints, removing excess.

Indispensable wines and with beriberi and anemia. Due to their rich content of minerals, they are a remedy for fractures and joint diseases. Red wine consumption reduces the risk of myocardial infarction. And vermouth and port, which improve the secretion of gastric juice, will help in the violation of appetite. It is recommended to take 50-100 grams for half an hour before meals. Useful brands are recognized as Cahors, Cabernet and other types of beverage.

In addition to the benefits, there is also the harm of red wine.

The negative impact is due to itsexcessive use, as well as when combined with other alcoholic beverages. The benefit of wine is manifested only with its moderate use. The exact amount of safe reception for each person is individual. It is generally believed that for the male sex - the daily rate of the order of 250 grams, for women - not more than 150 ml. It should be noted that only qualitative, natural wines have useful, medicinal properties. For other products, this phenomenon does not apply.