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Anti-Ageing and Benefits of Red Wine

Last Updated on Feb 01, 2016
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Defying Ageing and Death

Ageing process has always been an enigma. Recent research indicates that red wine could delay the process.

Since the early ages, ageing and death have evoked a wide range of feelings in the minds of mankind. Acknowledged as the 'inevitable', they have been looked upon with awe and fear by kings and paupers alike.


History is littered with attempts to defeat death by negating or delaying the process of ageing, but the elixir of life continues to remain elusive. Nature has had the last laugh and conquering death still remains a distant dream. However recent studies have indicated that 'the dream' may not be quite so distant. Scientific research has proved that ageing, and the infirmities that accompany it, can be treated as a biological process that can be slowed, or even controlled.

Red Wine

It is a well-known fact that every life on earth will eventually die and slip into oblivion. It remains part of nature's wonder that some animals such as the cold-water fish, amphibians and the American Lobster do not age. They fail to reach a fixed size and continue to grow bigger, in order to live and reproduce. In most instances, they die at the hands of a predator. These lowly creatures are possibly in possession of certain factors, probably genes, which control the momentum of ageing. In humans, a search for these invaluable factors could definitely turn out to be a fruitful one.

Recent research on red-wine has shown that it maybe of some benefit by working as an anti-ageing agent, delaying the ageing process.

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red

The nutritional values of "Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red" per 100 grams are:
Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 85
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 2.6 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 8 mg 0.8 %
Copper, Cu 0.01 mg 0.55 %
Iron, Fe 0.46  mg 2.56 %
Magnesium, Mg 12 mg 3 %
Manganese, Mn 0.13 mg 6.6 %
Phosphorus, P 23 mg 2.3 %
Potassium, K 127  mg 3.63 %
Selenium, Se 0.2 mcg 0.29 %
Sodium, Na 4 mg 0.17 %
Zinc, Zn 0.14 mg 0.93 %
Vitamin A 2  IU 0.04 %
Vitamin C 0 mg 0 %
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg 2.85 %
Vitamin E 0 mg 0 %
Vitamin K 0.4  mcg 0.5 %
Riboflavin 0.03  mg 1.82 %
Thiamin 0 mg 0.33 %
Folate, DFE 1  mcg 0.25 %
Niacin 0.22  mg 1.12 %
Sugars 0.62 g
Fiber 0  g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 86.49 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 1  mcg
Choline 5.7 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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From decreased death rate to killing cancer cell, a small amount of wine at the end can go a long way when it comes to beneficial effect. Kills the antioxidants When choosing your wine for antioxidants, go with white wine preferably Boost the immune system Moderate alcohol can zone off infections and improve immune system in check. Improves bone Density Red wine has found to be highest levels of silicon, which best for your bone mineral density.


Dear Sir, For the ageing problem to be slow we require the basic natural necessities i.e., clean air, clean water and clean environment. None of the above is present now anywhere in the world except perhaps in Amazon forest and congo forest. There also human beings have gone and slowly spoiling it. So called scientists take quantity x from nature and give back only x-1,2... In Hindu philosophy it is called Yuga characteristics. Nothing can be done except crying from rooftops to stop pollution. IT IS A PITY. HS NARAYANAN


Dear Sir, Article is excellent. I will be very thankful. Food restriction is the process which most probably will limit the load of OXYRADICALS in the system thereby postponing the Age Related changes. Please send me the references so that the issue of FOOD RESTRICTION and how it works can be cleared. Thanks Dr. VENUGOPAL


I sometimes wonder what is the so called "good" or "bad" in terms of diet.The dietary recommendations keep changing on a day to day basis. I suppose the good old practice of our ancestors to eat timely meals prepared from chemical free ingredients should do the trick.

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