After a long hard day, a glass of wine may be just what’s in order. It’s even been suggested that a glass of wine a day may even be beneficial to your health. But is that glass of wine causing you more harm than good? We took a look at both the good and the bad of white wine.
- It’s no secret that red wine is full of heart-healthy antioxidants. But white wine can also be helpful in improving heart function and preventing artery blockage. Some white wines contain two natural antioxidants called tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol believed to promote cardiovascular health.
- White wine has also been linked to lung health. In 2002, University at Buffalo School of Medicine found that “nutrients in wine are responsible for the positive effect of alcoholic beverages on lung function”. Antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenols, found in white wine, have been linked to lung health and function.
- White wine may also help you avoid a hangover. Compared to other alcoholic beverages, white wine contains lower levels of congeners. Congeners are a byproduct of alcohol fermentation and are the cause of hangovers. Higher levels of congeners are found in darker spirits.
- While white wine may help you feel better, it may not help you look better. The acidity in white wine wears away the tooth enamel.
- White wine may also cause rosacea. Research has found that moderate consumption of white wine may increase the risk of developing rosacea by 14%.
- If you enjoy a glass of white wine a day, you may be putting yourself at risk of developing melanoma. A glass of white wine a day has been linked to a 13% increased risk of skin cancer.