Shocking Side Effects of Wine Consumption

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You may consume antioxidants

Red wine includes resveratrol, quercetin, and epicatechins.

Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, which cause oxidative stress and aging. Red wine helps heart health, cancer prevention, and diabetes.

It's heart-healthy

Red wine antioxidants benefit heart health, too. It reduces "bad" LDL cholesterol and prevents blood clots by protecting blood cells.

Increase or reduce male fertility

There's evidence for and against red wine, but not enough to support resveratrol for male fertility.

You may wake up

If this becomes a habit, beware. While a glass of wine may make you weary and fall asleep easily, those who drink before bed typically encounter mid-night difficulties.

Men who drank before bed had poor sleep quality, trouble sustaining sleep, shorter sleep duration, and lower subjective sleep quality.

Stop drinking three to six hours before bed for the greatest sleep.

Possible weight increase

Wine goes down easy, but it's not good for you. It has 100-150 calories per five ounces but no protein or fiber.

Allergic response possible

Wine can react with grape proteins, yeasts, molds, ethanol acetaldehyde, and sulfites.

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