The health benefit of wine has been linked to lower risk of heart disease. A new study shows that the new alcohol-free versions can also give all the health benefits of the real wine.
According to a research conducted at Anglia Ruskin University shows that it's not the alcohol which gives the health benefits. The benefit of wine comes from antioxidants present in grapes.
The Grapes are rich in antioxidants called polyphenol. It can improve the function of the inner lining of the heart and increase levels of good cholesterol in our body.
The research team compiled information and data from nearly 450,000 people aged between 40 to 69. They wanted to find the impacts of moderate alcohol consumption on those people's health.
The study is published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, which showed that "Around 40 per cent reduced risk of coronary heart disease among people who drank up to eleven glasses of wine a week compared to non-drinkers." While the same reduced risk was found among the drinkers who regularly drank non-alcoholic versions, suggesting the goodness of grapes.
The lead researcher and associate professor at the University Dr Rudolph Schutte said, "undeniable protective beneficial relationship" and drinking grape-based alcohol.
"The relationship is seen for alcohol-free wine, so it suggests the benefits are thanks to the polyphenols in the wine rather than the alcohol," he further said.
The researchers also mentioned that they "do not support the notion that alcohol from any drink type is totally beneficial to health." Anybody can get a major disease related to liver, stomach, kidney and pancreas if they drink too much wine and other alcoholic drinks.