An occasional glass of wine helps us unwind and let our mind lay off the stress and worries of worldly problems. But, due to its alcohol content, it has always been shunned for its negative effects on health. But, wine lovers can rejoice now. A new study suggests that drinking red wine can bring some health benefits to you. The researchers of the study discovered that red wine may help in curbing mind-related issues like depression and anxiety. And, the credit goes to a plant-based compound called resveratrol, present in the drink. The compound is said to display anti-stress effects by controlling an enzyme responsible for causing stress in the brain in the first place.
The study was published in the journal Neuropharmacolog, and its findings revealed that resveratrol affected our neurological process in a positive way. In fact, this compound, which is found in the skin and seeds of grapes (grapes are used to make wine), also provides many other health benefits.
Ying Xu, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo in the US, said, “Resveratrol may be an effective alternative to drugs for treating patients suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.”