It is not new that research conducted by many specialists around the world shows how wine, when consumed in moderation, is able to contribute positively to health. However, recently, the list of benefits of this drink has gained another item: now it has been discovered that wine can prevent sore throats.
According to a team of researchers from the University of Paiva in Italy, it contains ingredients capable of eliminating up to 99% of bacteria associated with throat infections and cavities, whether red or white.
The evaluation, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed that both provided the same protective effect due to the anti-adhesive action of the polyphenols present in the drink.
“Both grape seed extracts and red wine extracts reduced the numbers of P. gingivalis, which is responsible for tissue damage, inflammation and irritation, and F. nucleatum, which is associated with gingivitis lesions,” the study noted.
So how can wine prevent sore throat?
According to biologist and neuroscientist Fabiano de Abreu Agrella, these benefits enhance properties of wine that are important for health. However, to truly bear fruit, it must be consumed in moderation.
“These types of microorganisms mentioned in the study can generate a series of diseases in the throat area, significantly impairing the quality of life. However, the consumption of wine associated with the reduction of these problems is a positive point and supports the health benefits of the drink,” points out the expert.
He added, “But it is important to remember that too much of it is harmful, like other alcoholic beverages, and can cause problems that outweigh its benefits.”
For this reason, according to Agrella, the ideal solution is to consume wine in moderation, according to the general recommendation of health professionals, which is one glass per day.
However, it is worth remembering that the elderly or people who take medications continuously must always consult a doctor before adopting any habit in this regard, so that their consumption does not cause any problems.
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