Wine is food and also has nutraceutical properties. Red wine has an antioxidant effect and therefore fights free radicals but is also antithrombotic, facilitating the lowering of blood pressure.
These effects are attributable to resveratrol, which is present in the skin of the berries and which passes into the red wine during fermentation.
We can say that wines with long macerations will have a higher resveratol content. Non-macerated white wines contain it only minimally due to the lack of interaction with the skins in the fermentation phase.
Resveratol has multiple effects on our body but, mainly, it has a positive role on the cardiovascular system, helping to contain diseases such as arteriosclerosis, heart attack, stroke. In addition, resveratol has an anti-inflammatory power, remember that inflammation is a situation common to many diseases.
Research published by the University of Milan has highlighted how the polyphenols in red wine perform a protective action on Omega 3, a fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties. In the presence of oxidative stress due to pollution, wrong diets, sedentary lifestyle, fatty acids such as Omega 3 can undergo degradation, turning into toxic substances for the body.