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Caffeine and Wine

Health Benefits of Caffeine

Despite the stigma that caffeine has, in fact consuming caffeine in small amounts can help a person’s hear and also offers other health benefits as well. According to Web MD, caffeine in coffee form has some good effects. For example, coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and they had less of a chance of developing certain cancers, strokes, and problems with their heart rhythm. While Caffeine certainly has its benefits, it is not exactly good for the heart either because it can also cause heart palpitations which or lead to a heart attack with excessive usage.

Caffeine Drawbacks

Although keep in mind that drinking coffee is not proven to prevent these conditions, only that people who drink coffee are less likely to develop them. Caffeine is proven a mild, naturally occurring diuretic and is proven to relax the digestive muscles as well. It has known side effects and not good ones either. Up to eight hours after drinking coffee, or eating anything with caffeine in it, research has shown that people still feel jittery or nervous, and can cause insomnia. However, because caffeine affects everyone differently, one person may feel tired from drinking or eating caffeine while another might not. The best bet is to drink anything with caffeine in it sparingly.

Health Benefits of Wine

Wine is another substance previously thought to have bad side effects. In fact, drinking red wine can help the body in its natural immune defenses. Wine contains numerous antioxidants which alone have numerous health benefits. Of the most sought after health benefits, wine offers people the benefit of warding off heart disease, lowering bad cholesterol, and protect your arteries from lasting damage.

Nevertheless, drinking too much wine can cause many more problems than it has been proven to help. Drinking too much wine and other alcohol can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, and alcoholism, which comes with its own set of drawbacks. Always drink in moderation and do not start simply drinking wine for its heart benefits, as they are still not great enough that they would outweigh the risks for people who have never drank wine before.

Taking good care of your heart is a must. Eat healthy and do not forget to take heart healthy supplements to help maintain a healthy heart.