Wine is made from fermented grapes. Whatever wine you choose is your preference but still after reading this guide for red and white wine, you’ll know about the healthiest option.
The differences between red and white wine are so much than just the choice of grapes and color, let’s get started with some facts about red wine.
Drinking wine in an appropriate manner increases blood flow and improves the circulatory system as well. Wine consumption can even reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes but which one is better? Red wine or White wine?
Red wine is considered as better one as it is associated with good health; grape skin is included while fermentation of red wine. Red wine also promotes good HDL cholesterol that is in real linked with lower rates of heart disease. Grape skin has healthy antioxidants that are good for the health.
Actually, red wines are made with red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Merlot, Shira, Zinfandel, Grenache etc. whereas white wines are made with white grapes like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Chenin blanc etc.
Interesting fact: Red wines are typically aged in Oak barrels while white wines are aged in Stainless steel vats.
Red wines are preferred for their Soft, Rich and Mild flavors and White wine is loved for Acidic, Flavor aromas and Pure fruit notes.
The largest difference between Red wine and White wine is their making process that includes oxidation and allows the wine to lose their floral and fruity taste to get Rich and Smooth taste. The Oak barrel is also used to allow the wine to breathe and ingress oxygen whereas stainless steel tanks are used to ensure the wine to retain their fruity and floral taste.
Red wine under 1000 contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that is because of resveratrol that prevents building of protein particles named beta-amyloids that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol has many benefits like preventing the cartilages from getting damaged and increases the insulin sensitivity and prevents complications from diabetes.
White wine is known to improve heart health and prevent heart diseases. White wine is milder than the red one so has little advantage of not getting drunk.
What’s better than being an anti-ageing drink? Red wine does it all by activating the genes to prevent ageing. Red wine also prevents blood clotting at some extent.
If talking about nutritional value for red wine and white wine then red wine have 4 grams of carbohydrates per glass whereas white wine consists 5 grams of carbohydrates for a glass. The alcohol content in red wine is 3.1 grams and white wine have 2.9 grams per glass. But, white wine has more calories than red wine.
Consuming alcohol is never meant to be promoted for improving health as excessive dosage can even harm your health drastically.
Either you choose to have red wine or wine, is a matter of preference only but still we would like to recommend red wine over white wine because of its health benefits mentioned above. Having red wine is good for health but only if it is taken in a moderate amount. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends no more than two drink a day and five drinks in a week. Standard drink would be defined as 5-ounce (148 ml) glass of 12% alcohol wine.
Drinking too much wine can even increase the risk of infectious diseases by weaken your immune system. Better to consult your doctor before having any alcohol consumption, only you know about your health well.