There are several studies about resveratrol which is a phenol that is found in grape skin. A number of researches reveal that it is capable of curing depression. Apart from this specialty wine is said to provide a number of other health benefits as well.
The University of Buffalo, in its latest study, has revealed essential information about the power of wine to curb depression as well as anxiety. The researches have revealed that the consumption of wine, blocks the secretion of an enzyme. The enzyme is known as phosphodiesterase 4 or PDE4.
The relationship between wine and depression
The creation of the human body is magical. The body’s physical, emotional as well as chemical interaction is entirely connected. In fact, when we are stressed, our body creates a stress hormone.
This stress hormone is known as, corticosterone. The stress hormone further leads to the secretion of Phosphodiesterase 4 which gives us the feeling of being sad.
Long story short, when we are over-stressed, Phosphodiesterase 4 is produced in our body. The hormone is essential because it manages stress. However, excess of Phosphodiesterase 4 is harmful.
It may reach the brain, it leads to serious depression. And believe it or not, wine has the power to block this depressing hormone.
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How does it work?
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Researchers have found wines contain a compound called resveratrol. Resveratrol is neuroprotective because it is capable of inhibiting the expression of PDE4. PDE4 is said to prompt anxiety as well as depression which may even lead to permanent physical changes in the brain. However, the inhibition of PDE4, helps people to get rid of their prolonged depression.
Depression: Wine is not a permanent solution
Undoubtedly, the wines contain what one needs to get rid of depression. But it contains alcohol as well. Regular consumption of any kind of liquor is not a sensible solution.
Consumption of alcohol has its own set of risks. Primarily, it will make you dependent. And dependency of any kind is destructive. Wine has already been a beverage of choice for people but it cannot be used for medicinal purposes.
Apart from the dependency, alcohol has various, ill effects on your heart, liver, and pancreas. Moreover, it has the power to alter your chemical balance and lead to severe addiction in some cases.
In the short run, wine is helpful but in the long run, it is nothing but harmful for your body. Since we have been talking about the power of a compound in wine called resveratrol.
Resveratrol is also found in grapes, cocoa, dark chocolate, peanuts cranberries, and pistachios.
None of these food items are addictive or harmful and at the same time consist of resveratrol. So, why not make a healthy choice?
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