Why red wine is actually good for your health

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After a long day when everything seems to be going wrong, there’s nothing better than curling up with a glass of red wine.

Relaxing with a heavy pour can soothe the pain of work drama and trouble in your personal life. But did you know it’s actually good for your health?

Here’s how a glass of red wine every day can keep the doctor away:

1. Improves oral hygiene

Scientists found that polyphenols, antioxidants found in red wine, can prevent cavities and plaque and fight gum disease.

2. Improves heart health

The delicious drink has been shown to reduce blood clots and boost the healthy cholesterol known as HDL, according to the Mayo Clinic.

3. Helps regulate blood sugar

Good news for anyone struggling with diabetes: The skin of red grapes actually helps keep your blood sugar levels in check, according to researchers.

4. Makes you smarter (in a way)

Doctors say red wine can actually boost your brainpower. Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, has been shown to sharpen memory. Studies have also shown that it may help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Let’s raise our glasses to the many health benefits of red wine.

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