Red wine contains many antioxidants, components good for the heart, nervous system and can protect the entire body from oxidative stress. Of course, it is understood that the wine should be used in limited amounts in order to achieve this beneficial effect on the health.
Generally, it is believed that alcohol is not good for health, and in particular it shouldn’t be mixed and used along with medication, but red wine is an exception. The component that makes the difference compared to other alcoholic beverages is resveratrol. Alcohol is not responsible for the positive effects of wine on heart health and blood vessels.
Did you know that red wine could affect the teeth at a much more useful way than simply coloring after consumation?
A new study suggests that red wine could be effective in fighting with cavities.
A new study has shown that in laboratory conditions the red wine was able to get of the harmful bacteria on the teeth that cause many diseases.
Spanish researchers used Pinot Noir for the study, as well as the version of wine without alcohol, and also took saliva samples from five volunteers to help grow the biofilms for the bacteria that cause dental disease.
They then dipped biofilms in different liquids to see their effect on bacteria. After testing they found that red wine, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic version, are effective in eliminating bacteria.
They also noted that ethanol, which is located in the wine and is known for antimicrobial effects, gives similar effect to those of non-alcoholic wine.
However, this study is not representing a green light for all those who can now have an extra reason to open a bottle of wine because the research was conducted in laboratory conditions.
And for those that are awaiting definitive confirmation of this research, there are some other foods that are “good” for the teeth, especially those that stimulate the production of saliva, which can neutralize acid. Some good choices are cheese, celery and pears.