Red non-alcoholic wine

Red non-alcoholic wine.

The influence of red wine on our heart

Scientists from the American Heart Association conducted a research study on a group of men at high risk of heart disease, which every day, for a period 4 weeks they were serving 3 various drinks:dark grape Red wine, non-alcoholic red wine and gin. Investigators were surprised when it turned out, that in the group of men who were served non-alcoholic red wine, an increase in the level of nitric oxide was observed, which consequently lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Participated in the study 67 men, with heart trouble, who were on the same diet during the study period. The only difference was in the type of daily alcohol dose used:

  • a slight reduction in blood pressure was observed in the group who drank red wine regularly;
  • no changes were seen in the gin drinking group;
  • in the non-alcoholic red wine drinking group, the changes were the greatest, systolic blood pressure decreased by about 6mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by 2mmHg;

Reducing the systolic blood pressure by about 6mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by about 2mmHg reduces the risk of heart disease by 14% and a stroke of up to Fr. 20%.

Red wine and non-alcoholic red wine have equal amounts of beneficial polyphenols. Scientists, however, came to the conclusion, that the alcohol contained in wine reduces its ability to lower blood pressure. On the other hand, polyphenols are also present in non-alcoholic wine, they have most of the ability to influence our body.

Source: American Heart Association, 22.01.2013r.