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What happens to your body when you drink wine every night?

This expands blood arteries, allowing increased blood flow. Your blood pressure may drop, lowering your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Your blood pressure might improve

But excessive drinking might raise blood pressure. This really raises blood pressure over time.

Blood pressure may rise.

Red wine may lower your chance of heart disease, a global killer. Red wine includes antioxidant polyphenols, resveratrol in particular.

You may reduce your risk of heart disease

Another great benefit of polyphenol compounds in red wine is that they can improve insulin sensitivity.

You may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes

Fermented foods in general (think yogurt, for example) are great to support a healthy gut microbiome. But so are the polyphenols in red wine.

It might help you having a healthier gut

Resveratrol again. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect us from oxidative stress. Thus, red wine may prevent glaucoma and cataracts.

It might protect your eyesight

One to three beers per day reduced the incidence of dementia and vascular dementia, according to a 2004 meta-analysis. 

Dementia risk may decrease.

A study followed 5,505 high-risk depressed men and women for several years. Two to seven glasses of wine per week reduced the risk of depression.

You’re less likely to get depressed

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