Oxford, Connecticut
231 Oxford Rd.
Oxford, CT 06478

4 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine August 11, 2017

Oxford, New Haven County
4 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine, Oxford, Connecticut

A glass of red wine is the solution to a stressful day, the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or promotion, and according to science, a benefit to your health. As it turns out, your love of wine is an indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about! From your heart down to your waistline, a glass from your favorite Italian restaurant can have a few surprising effects on your body. Go ahead and order another round while you consider these five reasons to enjoy red wine.

4 Health Benefits of Red Wine

1. Prevent Heart Disease

Red wine is full of antioxidants called polyphenols. These tiny crime fighters help blood vessels stay flexible and keep blood from clotting when it’s not supposed to. As a bonus, the high-in-fiber grapes used to make many kinds of red wine reduce bad cholesterol levels, which make it harder for the heart to pump blood.

2. Cure the Common Cold

wineThose antioxidants also get credit for preventing minor—yet extremely inconvenient—illnesses like the common cold. They fight off infection before an illness has the chance to really ruin your day. Antioxidants serve as a protective army to keep cells safe from foreign intruders.

3. Stop Cancer

While there’s still a lot science doesn’t know about cancer, researchers have determined that resveratrol—compounds that protect the body against damage—absorbed by drinking wine can help stave off cancer. These components block the key action that feeds many kinds of cancer cells.

4. Trim Your Waist

Along with fighting cancer, the chemical compound converted from resveratrol also does a number on fat cells. Understanding exactly how it works would require a lesson from a scientist, but simply put, it stops immature fat cells from expanding. The result is a slimmer waist and healthier body.

Like all good things in life, wine is best in moderation. Overindulging could negate these positive health effects, but three to four glasses a week is a good goal to stick to.


If you’re looking for a place to sip rich wine, eat delicious food, and enjoy friendly company, Brookside Inn Restaurant is the place to be. Their delicious Italian and American fare is perfectly paired with their collection of red wine. Call them at (203) 888-2272 to ask about their hours or visit their website to check out the menu.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Brookside Inn Restaurant
3 Simple Ways to Incorporate Wine Into Your Cooking, Oxford, Connecticut
Adding wine to dishes is a wonderful way to brighten flavor or reduce fat content. While there are many ways to cook with wine, some methods are easy enough for novices to handle. He...read more
3 Reasons to Eat at Local Restaurants , Oxford, Connecticut
Next time you dine out with friends or family, you may want to consider skipping a chain eatery in favor of a local restaurant. Supporting area businesses helps maintain a thriving e...read more
5 Delicious Dishes Available at Oxford's Italian Restaurant, Oxford, Connecticut
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or feel like treating yourself, eating at an authentic Italian restaurant is always a smart idea. With so many different dishes to choose fr...read more
A Guide to Special Events Menus at Brookside Inn Restaurant, Oxford, Connecticut
When you host a special event at Brookside Inn Restaurant, you’ll experience the finest in delicious Italian & American cuisine, a warm and inviting ambiance, and attentive,...read more
3 Delicious Wines to Pair With Lobster, Oxford, Connecticut
Lobster is tasty stripped down or stacked with a host of other ingredients. Whether your dish is steamed or grilled and drenched in butter, there is a delicious wine that goes well w...read more