The benefits of red wine have been widely promoted for quite a few years now. Red wine in all its varieties is believed to deliver reservatrol, which is associated with healthier bodies and healthy living. What most people may not realize is that the benefits of red wine may include keeping the eyes healthy and away from macular degeneration.
It is true that one’s vision is not going to improve overnight because of a glass of red wine, but the long-lasting benefits are real. By ingesting reservatrol, the eye gets the opportunity to stop any harmful growth of blood vessels which in turn prevents any blindness that may result of it. Reservatrol has also been associated with other health benefits, including cancer protection, anti-aging and the prevention of heart disease.
For the eyes, it is also believed that leafy green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and kale can help strengthen the eye muscles and prevent ocular degeneration. Ophthalmologist Milind Pande recommends consuming vitamins A, C and E as well as lutein to help preserve your eyes’ health. Fruits and vegetables that are bright in color are among the most recommended for eye health and for other health issues.
Although eyesight will most likely degenerate as people age, and most will require glasses to keep up with their reading and driving, deteriorating eye health can be very dangerous to people with different conditions, including diabetes. Consuming red wine allows the body to reap the benefits of reservatrol and in the long run prevent further eye disease. So even though the benefits of eating carrots has long been promoted, people would do well in adding green vegetables, grapes and wine to their diets.
As Mediterranean diets have gained in popularity, this is yet one more reason to focus on wine and its positive impact on the body. So next time you have a glass, think of it as preventive medicine and help your body age gracefully.