Secret Side Effects of Drinking Wine

You might be drinking health-supportive antioxidants.

Great news for red wine fans: your evening beverage does more than helping you unwind and release stress from a hard day. 

It could be good for your heart.

Along the same lines, the antioxidants found in red wine also help with your heart health. 

You could improve—or decrease—male fertility.

Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND, associate clinical professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

You might disrupt your sleep.

Do you use an adult bottle to become sleepy? If this becomes a habit, beware.

You could gain weight.

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

You might trigger an allergic reaction.

10% of the population is allergic to wine. Yes, popping a cork may cause a physiological response.

You should practice moderation.

All alcohol overworks the liver and raises health risks. This applies to beer, liquor, and wine.

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