What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Wine Every Night

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

We all have that friend who is obsessed with
wine — the one who can actually taste notes of blackberry and oak while we’re proud of
ourselves for recognizing that it’s a cabernet. Well, it turns out your wine snob friend may
be onto something. Wine has long been thought to be beneficial
for our health, so long as it’s consumed in moderation. Usually red wine gets all the attention, but
studies have also shown that white wine may have the same health benefits. Of course, it’s not all sunshine and grapes. If you usually enjoy a glass of wine after
winding down from a long day, here’s what you need to know about how that daily glass
of vino is impacting your body. Lifespan boost Enjoying a nightly glass of wine may lead
to a longer life. Research shows that regular wine drinkers
have a 34 percent lower rate of mortality than their beer or liquor-drinking buds. And if you’re living longer, you may as well
look younger while you’re at it, right? You can thank the researchers at Harvard Medical
School for this one. The compound resveratrol, which is found in
red wine, has been linked to having anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re not a wine drinker, you can still
reap the benefits. In addition to finding this compound in red
wine, you can also get it from eating grapes, blueberries, cranberries, and nuts. Resveratrol activates an anti-aging pathway
in the body that leads to a longer lifespan, so drink up! However, this link is only found in moderate
drinkers, so regularly drinking an entire bottle by yourself might be more fun, but
less beneficial. “Doctors say a glass of wine a day can extend
your life. Cheers.” Sunburn stopper Another way your glass of wine can make you
look younger is that it protects your skin from the sun. A Spanish study in The Journal of Agricultural
Food and Chemistry found that the antioxidants in wine can help prevent the chemical reaction
UV ray exposure causes to the human body. Flavonoids, the antioxidants found in grapes,
can stop the chemical process that kills skin cells and leads to sunburn. So the next time you and your friends are
enjoying margaritas on the beach, reach for a nice red wine instead. Heart healthy Red wine has long been thought to protect
our hearts because it contains tannins, which have procyanidins that protect against heart
disease. Tannins are the compounds in wine that are
responsible for that dry taste. To get the most procyanidin bang for your
buck, stick with wines from southwest France. These antioxidants in wine have been proven
to raise our HDL cholesterol. This is the good cholesterol, so we want that
number to be high. If you have high blood pressure, a nightly
glass of wine may be just what the doctor ordered. Of those dealing with high blood pressure,
it’s the moderate drinkers who are 30 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack than
those who don’t drink at all. Sugar solution If you’ve been having trouble managing your
diabetes, relaxing with a glass of wine could actually help. In fact, a nightly glass of wine could even
prevent the condition. Studies show that moderate drinkers have a
30 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes and that having a nightly glass
of red wine is also safe for most diabetics. Just make sure not to exceed that limit. “And look what I brought! Juice Boxes!” Our fictional BFFs Karen Walker and Olivia
Pope might say otherwise, but less is more when it comes to wine as medicine. Happy times We all tend to feel a little more relaxed
after a glass of wine. The stresses of the day melt away as we sit
at dinner with our friends and family, enjoying good conversation and great wine. It turns out those good feelings last way
beyond dinner. According to a study in BMC Medicine, moderate
wine drinkers may be protective against depression. Drinking two to seven glasses of wine per
week is associated with lower rates of depression. However, once your drinking goes from moderate
to too much, the chances of feeling depressed actually go up, because heavy drinking is
associated with high rates of depression. So, keep the good vibes flowing with a few
glasses of wine per week. Cancer prevention We’ve all heard the research about red wine
and heart disease prevention, but the cancer news is pretty exciting, too. Regular drinking usually puts people at a
higher risk for cancer, but there’s one exception to that rule: red wine. Moderate red wine drinking has been linked
to lower rates of breast cancer. The chemicals found in the skins of red grapes
have been found to reduce estrogen levels and increase testosterone levels in premenopausal
women. It’s this shift in hormones that can lower
the risk for breast cancer. These magic little red wine chemicals are
much higher in red grapes than in green. So if you like to enjoy a cocktail with dinner,
grab a bottle of pinot noir instead. Brain games Too many glasses of wine can leave your brain
feeling a little fuzzy, but one with dinner is just right. Having that nightly wine may even protect
your brain from a blood clot or bleed. People who drink one or two drinks per night
have an eight percent lower risk of having a stroke. However, don’t go crazy. Heavy drinkers, having at least four drinks
per night, have a 14 percent increased risk of stroke than those who don’t drink or only
drink occasionally. A glass of red wine with dinner may also put
you at lower risk for dementia. Moderate red wine drinkers have a 23 percent
lower risk of developing dementia than those who don’t drink. Aging out the benefits Unfortunately, in addition to wrinkles and
reading glasses, older adults have another bummer to consider. All of those benefits from red wine don’t
help the elderly. In fact, even just one glass per day can be
damaging. Research has found that elderly women, averaging
age 76, who have one glass of wine per day show small reductions in heart function. This is due to the increased size of the wall
of one of the heart chambers. So, enjoy it while you’re young, kids! Bottom line on bottoms up While a nightly glass of red wine certainly
seems like it could be part of a healthy lifestyle, don’t feel like you have to drink everyday. Both the American Heart Association and the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute do not recommend drinking solely for heart
health. Plus alcohol can be addictive, and drinking
too much leads to major health problems. But if you can imbibe safely, it looks like
there at least some benefits beyond the buzz — so cheers to that! Thanks for watching! Click The List icon to subscribe to our YouTube
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The List

Mar 3, 2017, 5:56 pm Reply

What other foods and beverages should we feature next?

Josef Wassermann

Oct 10, 2018, 10:12 pm Reply

Wine does not lower cholesterol. I has an average of 2 bottles of wine a week since I was 35. I exercised, and had a sensible diet. Then at 51 had a double bypass surgery.

joyce hewitt

Oct 10, 2018, 12:53 pm Reply


Rob Arnum

Oct 10, 2018, 11:50 pm Reply

You get a bit drunk.

Peanut and Oreo Basset

Oct 10, 2018, 12:51 am Reply

I am 59 and have never tasted wine or any other alcohol. I can’t get it past my nose. That stuff smell horrible.

Romana Strasheim

Oct 10, 2018, 4:23 pm Reply

Alchohol is used in hospitals as an antiseptic …

whats good

Oct 10, 2018, 7:11 pm Reply

Any type of alcohol inflames your body -_-

Pnini Shidlovsky

Oct 10, 2018, 2:17 am Reply

לחיים! Cheers
On my way to the supermarket

Jack Nielsen

Oct 10, 2018, 10:46 pm Reply

Red wine is excellent against cholesterol, I have some problem with to much fat in blood who effect on my heart. when I drink some Glas a wine it's happens mostly Saturday evening, I feel the problems dissepeare.

Who Isreal

Nov 11, 2018, 1:06 am Reply

Hey does Sweet Red, red wine count?


Nov 11, 2018, 7:49 am Reply

Your body becomes full of sulfites and insect poison (normally wine brewing is a mosquito pool) if you drink commercial wine daily.

On the other hand if you make your own wine with none of the that garbage it will be healthy (in the right quantity) but it won't conserve the "good" taste after a few weeks.

Franjo Bagaric

Nov 11, 2018, 9:29 pm Reply

BULLSHIT! Alcohol is poison. Nobody needs it! No matter how good the taste is.

Jesse Smith

Nov 11, 2018, 4:57 am Reply

We’re only here for a good time, not a long time. * pours wine*

Tucson JJ

Nov 11, 2018, 2:19 am Reply

Sorry, but hogwash. Resveratol content in red wine is VERY low… you can buy resveratol supplements that have FAR more than a case of red wine in a few capsules…

Subhadra Roy

Nov 11, 2018, 5:50 am Reply

Red wine has SIRTUINS that's helping increasing life span

Masculine Buddha

Nov 11, 2018, 2:07 pm Reply

Okay, how many people on this thread drink their wine "in moderation"?

Goodby America

Nov 11, 2018, 1:22 am Reply

Bullshit. Just another annoying voice making stuff up.

Jim Miklas

Nov 11, 2018, 5:18 am Reply

White wine is bad for you. Red is good.

2K3 Family Tv

Nov 11, 2018, 8:59 pm Reply

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Eyad abdelfatah

Nov 11, 2018, 7:06 pm Reply

these alcoholic drinks at any percent are harmful to the liver … dont drink it !!!

Kevin Schmidt

Nov 11, 2018, 8:17 pm Reply

Justifying your alcoholism 101


Nov 11, 2018, 1:02 am Reply

You become an alcoholic.

Jumbo Star

Nov 11, 2018, 10:08 am Reply

Went to Saudi to work ,left the country lilke so many others with a drink problem,was drinking home made red wine every night

Adrian Hart

Nov 11, 2018, 3:45 pm Reply

Everybody reacts differently to alcohol but since moderate drinkers live several years longer than teetotalers who don't even survive heavy drinkers, it can't be all bad as the wingers would try and have us believe.

Hazel M

Nov 11, 2018, 6:46 pm Reply

wine has just one disadvantage I am leaking after the third glass

Michael Contreras

Nov 11, 2018, 11:01 pm Reply

Wine will kill you too, why don’t you share that

lynxman busman

Nov 11, 2018, 4:32 pm Reply

Yeast infection stinky pussy

Elkin Hernandez

Nov 11, 2018, 2:08 am Reply

France has one of the highest rates of wine consumption per capita and also one of the best life expectancies. In my opinion it is all about moderation, is not the same to have one glass of wine with your dinner than drinking a bottle while watching TV….

Fred Bread

Nov 11, 2018, 2:16 am Reply

A big study just came out disputing all these" facts ". Alcohol no bueno amigos


Nov 11, 2018, 12:59 am Reply

basically everything good about wine can be obtain from servings of grapes without consuming alcohol.


Nov 11, 2018, 3:05 am Reply

I'm glad I don't drink any more ,20plus years I don't mlss smelling like a brewery,a shot glass can make you intoxicated to not be in your sober mind,THANK YOU LORD FOR SETTING ME FREE. WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED. Scripture.

Kin Floyd

Nov 11, 2018, 12:27 am Reply

Thank god im an alcoholic then

Joy Grady-Hilton

Nov 11, 2018, 4:43 pm Reply

I make my own

John Davis

Dec 12, 2018, 4:46 pm Reply

You get drunk is what happens to your body if you drink wine everyday. Even Goober could figure that one out.

Soundarya Ammu

Dec 12, 2018, 12:07 pm Reply

Plsssss reply…. When it should take before dinner or after dinner plssss me

Julieta Ballester

Dec 12, 2018, 2:52 pm Reply

I'll drink to that.

Glenda Wesley

Dec 12, 2018, 11:28 am Reply

We need blood plasmas

Glenda Wesley

Dec 12, 2018, 11:30 am Reply

Bullshit you talk to much go drink some whiskey

The Church Painter

Dec 12, 2018, 4:19 am Reply

Apple pie has apples in it so that must be good for you too. Alcohol is poison to the body, stop lying to yourself. Eat grapes.

Mixed Curls

Dec 12, 2018, 6:34 am Reply

Good cause I’m French

Kevin Na

Dec 12, 2018, 7:15 am Reply

becomes alcoholic…

Urvi B

Dec 12, 2018, 7:22 pm Reply

I have also read that 2 glasses of wine reduces fat. Well, the next time someone asks me why I like wine, I'd rather forward this.

Robert Balejik

Dec 12, 2018, 8:09 pm Reply

it is better to drink black/ blueberry juice – more antioxidants no alcohol, little sugar. But some the red wine from time to time is ok

Rancho Capistrano Winery

Dec 12, 2018, 11:33 pm Reply

I sure hope so. How about when you drink Kombucha? ?

tony el mexicano

Dec 12, 2018, 12:20 am Reply

I went to the movie theaters today the Grinch was the movie


Dec 12, 2018, 9:25 am Reply

You´ll get a sick liver and you will die.

Francis Mausley

Dec 12, 2018, 3:39 am Reply

It's still debatable for health. For too many, the drinking of wine has become "the cause of chronic disease, weakeneth the nerves, and consumeth the mind.." ~ Baha'i Thought

Rhea Ghotgalkar

Dec 12, 2018, 5:07 pm Reply

1. Increases life span
2. Reduces risk of sunburn
3. Keeps the heart healthy
4. Helps manage blood sugar/prevent type 2 diabetes
5. May protect against depression when consumed in moderation
6. Prevents cancer
7. May prevent strokes/blood clots
8. Reduces risk of dementia
9. Could be addictive. Suggested not to drink every night despite the above mentioned points -_-

cat 11

Dec 12, 2018, 6:45 am Reply

it must be good for you I have a friend that drinks it, she's also a health nut, she's 55 but looks 20 yr younger.

Martin Eyube

Dec 12, 2018, 7:09 am Reply

Does this apply to alcoholic wines or non alcoholic or both?


Dec 12, 2018, 5:26 pm Reply

Ethanol causes serious damage to microorganisms on a molecular level, hence its use as a disinfectant for surgical tools. What do you think that does to the cells in your body! Plus the human body turns it into Acetaldehyde via the liver, an even more toxic compound. Its a drug and its fun, but no way is it good for you.

Gary Cardinal

Dec 12, 2018, 9:22 am Reply

So that's why Betty white is still alive lol

Mary Jones

Jan 1, 2019, 12:36 am Reply

This is nice,informative and educative

Jordan C

Jan 1, 2019, 7:19 am Reply

Beer makes you go to the restroom too much and the buzz is super strong so the hangover is worse.

Liquor gets you drunk too quick and is too disorienting in my opinion. Plus it's harsh to down.

The buzz on Wine is so chill. Also it's the best tasting in my opinion.

Jake Briggs

Jan 1, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

Drinking a glass of red wine will not cover up the multitude of sins we commit to our bodies on a daily basis.

Ken Broadway

Jan 1, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

I have not yet met a doctor who will tell you not to drink a glass of red wine

William Overly

Jan 1, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply

You turn into a grape?

Shaolin Soldier

Jan 1, 2019, 7:44 pm Reply

I'll just eat grapes


Jan 1, 2019, 5:37 am Reply

So the antioxidants in wine prevents the free radicals produced by alcohol from damaging the liver?

The Burden

Jan 1, 2019, 9:50 pm Reply

Closed the video before hitting the 1:00 mark – as already overloaded with bias.
Comparing wine to other alc beverages and claim that it is healthier is nonsense if consumption audience / consumed food / life stlye is not considered.

TheEndIsHere FinalWarning

Jan 1, 2019, 11:28 pm Reply

Wow scientists always come up with ground breaking discoveries the bible told us about 1000s of years ago.

Paul says, “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities (sickness, illness)” (1 Tim 5:23)

And im pretty certain the miracle wine that Jesus produced at the wedding would be more expensive than any top Petrus or top french wine.

Give your life to Jesus The Lord is way smarter than us! Romans 10:9

Eric Ebling

Feb 2, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

Life without alcohol is wonderful.
However alchohol works as both an anesthetic and a depresent.
I do understand that some people for many reasons cannot make it through life without being anesthetized.


Feb 2, 2019, 11:43 pm Reply

Lol the girls with big wine glass wish I had tht gkass I love wine mmmmmmmm

Red Bullseye

Feb 2, 2019, 8:32 am Reply

"I drink wine and I know things, this is what I do"

Peter Faulk

Feb 2, 2019, 2:24 pm Reply

Alcohol is a level one carcinogen, addictive, depressant , cancerous and a neurotoxin. Any benefits of wine come from the grapes and related positive chemistry. Suggest drinking grape juice. Drinking wine for health benefits is like drinking screwdrivers for Vitamin C. BREAST CANCER is also linked to drinking wine as the alcohol affects the hormones, even in moderation. More than 7 internal cancers and Skin cancer arise from Alcohol use. Alcohol also dries out your skin and makes you look older. . FASD is a massive problem globally, over 100,000 babies a year are born with it, because the addiction is too strong during pregnancies. Women have been heavily targeted in marketing since the 1980's Wine Cooler craze – and the results are escalated abuses, rapes, cancers, incarcerations and more . The fastest growing prison population in the USA is middle class white women… from drinking wine. Know the facts – you choose what you want to do. #soberworldorg See the whole world anew. Empowering Women. Not for profit – not selling anything.

Abel Ruiz

Feb 2, 2019, 11:11 pm Reply

Good bye belly fat welcome red ?

Dwayne McSorley

Feb 2, 2019, 7:29 am Reply

Drinking alcohol is excellent for weight loss . All alcohol is Carcinogenic and can cause cancer in every organ of the body . The good news is , the side affect of chemo is nausea and vomiting , which is tremendous for weight loss

Alexxey Averkin

Feb 2, 2019, 3:05 pm Reply

And if drink every day?

Jim Yost

Feb 2, 2019, 6:01 am Reply

Benjamin Franklin said: "Beer is proof that God loves us." And Jesus (who is God, and who loves us) turned water into wine at a wedding (over a hundred gallons). So go figure.

Jim Yost

Feb 2, 2019, 6:03 am Reply

The problem with California wines is that they contain pesticide and herbicide residues (Roundup), plus sulfites, all of which are poisonous and will make you feel bad.


Feb 2, 2019, 7:48 am Reply

i have been tea total for about 6 months with 2 or 3 exceptions because of parties.

KaDarius Jones

Feb 2, 2019, 4:42 am Reply

My preacher drinks 2 ounces of red wine a day. His doctor recommends it for some reason.

Dave Ridlespriger 2

Mar 3, 2019, 2:54 am Reply

Call the police.

Dave Ridlespriger 2

Mar 3, 2019, 2:54 am Reply

And tell on yourself. ???

Eyal Golan

Mar 3, 2019, 5:57 pm Reply

Total bs as it’s making the blood acidic….water is the only way, eating healthy & doing exercise….


Mar 3, 2019, 6:33 am Reply

You will be an alcoholic!
One of my friends just passed away by liver cancer. He was drinking a glass of wine every night!

ronald barriault

Mar 3, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

Wine beer vodka. It's all ethanol. A addictive carcinogenic drug. That I would not feed only to my enemy..your so full of shit it makes me sicker that a overdose of ethanol.

Adam Parkar

Mar 3, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply

wrong, it causes daily hangover, do not drink…drink juice or water…coffee….

Chameleon Facts

Mar 3, 2019, 9:03 pm Reply

I drink a glass of wine every evening for more than three years, and it became some sort of ritual for me, relaxation, positive thinking.., having this 30 to 60 minutes meditation-like state every evening is really something special for me and it improved my life in many ways…

niki wiki

Mar 3, 2019, 10:28 am Reply

Very ???


Mar 3, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

Such a garbage video. Every health benefit listed here could be said of almost any fruit or vegetable. I like how the consumption of ONE FOOD can lengthen life. If you watch a video on any fruit or veg it's going to say the same as this video. The key here is that it allows them to make 500 videos on each individual food, instead of one video saying "eat fruits and vegetables". This is just filler content for the channel/website targeting the unscrupulous masses who would like to justify drinking wine. I'm not even making a comment on whether or not one should drink wine – that's a different issue. But this video is very misleading.

Bernando Turner

Mar 3, 2019, 6:58 pm Reply

Liver Pickles.?

John Edward Jones

Mar 3, 2019, 8:10 pm Reply

Have not had a soda in decades. Do drink a glass of red several times a week. Lot's of berries too. Yum!

brown bird

Mar 3, 2019, 4:03 am Reply

Drinking it EVERY DAY makes you an alcoholic. ?‍♀️ It's not how much you're drinking, it's how often you do it. Binge drinkers and alcoholics are two different things. Binge drinkers are unhealthy in their own way. They do it once in awhile and generally have a high tolerance because of physical or mental pain. Alcoholics generally need a little beer or wine every day and slowly build up from there.

It is healthier to drink than a lot of other things though.

B Savio

Mar 3, 2019, 2:31 pm Reply

If you are an active drinker of alcohol and cannot control your drinking, and you desperately want to … then this is for you.
The Sinclair Method is ground-breaking science. The book "The Cure for Alcoholism" by Dr. Roy Eskapa
, is a must read. Get your highlighter out, you will want to study the science like you're taking a college seminar.
Also, please watch the documentary 'One Little Pill' https://tubitv.com/movies/326586/one_little_pill Be sure to Google / YouTube "The Sinclair Method" – 75% effective, inexpensive, safe.

winta shumalem

Mar 3, 2019, 6:39 am Reply

red red wine …?

AlwartFrancois Weiss-Rosenthal

Mar 3, 2019, 4:06 am Reply

Este articulo es para gringos
… en muchas partes de la peninsula iberica o italica, al igual que en francia, grecia e incluso moldavia uno toma vino (sin emborracharse) con las comidas principales, almuerzo y cena. Y la cantidad dependera de la cena… i.e. 0.25lt a 0.35 lt si es ligera, 0.4 a 0.5 lt si es pesada. Ademas UNO NO TRAGA… UNO TOMA SU TIEMPO PARA COMER. QUE 2 COPAS A LA SEMANA NI QUE PENDEJADAS DE GRINGO.

AlwartFrancois Weiss-Rosenthal

Mar 3, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

Questo articolo è per gringos
… in molte parti della penisola iberica o italiana, come in Francia, in Grecia e anche in Moldavia, si beve vino (senza ubriacarsi) con i pasti principali, il pranzo e la cena. E l'importo dipenderà dalla cena … i.e. Da 0,25 a 0,35 lt se leggero, da 0,4 a 0,5 lt se pesante. Anche UNO NON INGROVE … UNO PRENDE IL TEMPO NECESSARIO PER MANGIARE. CHE COSA 2 BICCHIERI DE VINO PER SETTIMANA QUESTO E UNA STRONZATTA PER I GRINGO.

AlwartFrancois Weiss-Rosenthal

Mar 3, 2019, 4:11 am Reply

This article is for gringos
… in many parts of the Iberian or Italian peninsula, as in France, Greece and even Moldova, one drinks wine (without getting drunk) with the main meals, lunch and dinner. And the amount will depend on the dinner … i.e. 0.25lt to 0.35 lt if light, 0.4 to 0.5 lt if heavy. Also ONE DOES NOT SWALLOW THE MEAL … ONE TAKES ITS TIME TO EAT. WHAT 2 GLASES OF WINE A WEEK ? THAT IS FOR GRINGOS.

osx holunman

Mar 3, 2019, 10:08 am Reply

your liver will thanks you

Maureen v

Mar 3, 2019, 10:09 am Reply

Who else is having a glass of wine while reading the comments.


Mar 3, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

Nothing leads to alcoholism more than……….drinking alcohol. Don't drink, it's that simple. Alcohol is for losers.


May 5, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

Errr… can't we eat grapes?
I like wine but I'll admit that concentrated amounts of alcohol isn't healthy lol


May 5, 2019, 8:46 pm Reply

Errr… can't we eat grapes?
I like wine but I'll admit that concentrated amounts of alcohol isn't healthy lol

Laura Bartha

May 5, 2019, 8:19 pm Reply

you say "moderate" but what does that mean exactly? And what is too much?

hachie man

May 5, 2019, 9:49 pm Reply

Wine is composed of ethanol. This is a solvent, and made from urine of yeast. How can a compound that causes heart disease, cures it at the same time? there is NO SAFE LEVEL OF DRINKING ALCOHOL: you should consume 0 glasses per day month year decade…..

Linda 82

Jun 6, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

I actuly drink red wine ? but what kind of red wine has more sweetness and less alcohol?

Linda 82

Jun 6, 2019, 3:01 pm Reply

I cannot drink red wine before I went to the gym ? I will get drunk

Mohamed Benabdellah

Jun 6, 2019, 1:31 pm Reply

I rather drink beer it's better than red wine

Erin Ortega

Jul 7, 2019, 12:03 am Reply

Spaniards drink tons of red wine they don’t limit it to one glass and red wine equals happiness.

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