(ORDO NEWS) — Today we will tell you about the main dangers of red wine and who should refrain from drinking it.
Drinking large amounts of alcohol inevitably leads to a hangover. However, some people begin to develop itchy rashes, cough and experience a terrible headache after just one glass of red wine, while others drink bottles of it and only have fun. What is the reason for such differences?
In fact, there is no single answer to this question. Red wine contains some substances that have a strong effect on the body of people who, for one reason or another, cannot absorb them in the right way. Today we will discuss the main symptoms and help you understand what exactly causes the rejection of red wine.
Those who, after the first glass of wine, feel a pressing, throbbing headache should blame their parents and ancestors. Nutritionist Leslie Bonzi argues that tannins, which are found not only in red wine, but in a number of alcoholic products, can aggravate migraines in those people who have already been prone to it. Unfortunately, doctors blame bad heredity for this and advise completely abandoning the use of red wine in favor of white – it, oddly enough, does not have such an effect.
Shortness of breath, cough and itching
For many, drinking red wine causes symptoms comparable to allergies – coughing, wheezing and itchy skin rashes. Bonzi says a number of wine components contribute to this.
For example, sulfites, which winemakers use to keep wine as long as possible, often lead to swelling of the mucous membrane and, as a result, a runny nose. By the way, sulfites are used not only in the production of wine, but also in a number of other products, in particular, in parmesan and other aged cheeses.
Abdominal pain, itching and rash all over the body are provoked by other components – histamines. Almost all wines contain them to some degree, but sweet wines contain significantly higher concentrations of sulfites and histamines. So your choice is dry wine: drink it and you’ll be fine.
In addition to sulfites and histamines, red wine contains a grape skin protein called LTP. This protein is what gives red wine its noble color and also causes allergic reactions in some people, accompanied by diarrhea. If the wine does not cause you an anaphylactic response, then at least it will cause a lot of inconvenience, so in this case it is better to simply switch to another drink.
Moderation is the key to success
The most important thing to remember when drinking wine is that the strength of its effect on the body is directly dependent on the dose. The “correct” serving of red wine, which will be completely harmless to you, according to Bonzi is 5 ounces, or 150 ml.
Of course, due to the fact that wine glasses come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, it can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to calculate the exact volume, so we simply advise you to measure the exact dose at your leisure with a measuring glass and evaluate it visually in order to further warn yourself against drinking excess alcohol.
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