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Why is homemade red wine healthier than white. Whom a glass of alcoholic beverage will not hurt, and to whom it will harm. Information about the benefits and harms of wine is controversial. It is difficult for a non-specialist to understand where the truth is and where the lie is. People have been making wine for centuries. According to statistics, unmarried men and single women prefer sweet alcohol, couples prefer dry wine.
The healing properties of homemade grape wine
Homemade dry wines made without sugar have medicinal properties. They are 100% natural. They are made from high-quality wine grapes, in which the sugar concentration is 15-22%.
Light wines are made from varieties with white, pink fruits. They contain organic acids, trace elements. With moderate consumption, they have a positive effect on the metabolic processes of the body.
Young wine warms up in bad weather, suppresses the vital activity of pathogenic microorganisms and viruses. Vitamins, microelements that make up the homemade drink improve the quality of hair, skin, and normalize weight. It is dry white wine that is included in the diet when losing weight. Drink it before or during meals.
Moderate but regular consumption of dry red wine yields positive results. This is noted by doctors. In case of anemia, it increases hemoglobin, in general, normalizes. It contains substances that are involved in the synthesis of red blood cells.
People who drink grape drink are less likely to suffer from atherosclerosis. Red wine has a positive effect on the circulatory system:
- stimulates blood flow;
- has a good effect on the process of hematopoiesis;
- thins the blood, preventing the formation of blood clots.
Dry red wine has a positive effect on other human organs. For colds, it improves lung function. Accelerates bone healing in fractures. Lowers blood pressure. Normalizes sleep. It activates the brain. Dulls the pain. Slows down aging. Kills pathogenic bacteria that cause terrible diseases:
An impressive list of positive properties proves that the benefits of homemade dry red wine are not a myth.
The benefits and harms of homemade grape wine
Homemade drinks with a high sugar content are high in calories and, if consumed frequently, contribute to weight gain. Sweet wine raises blood sugar levels, stimulates the heart.
In people with pathologies of the cardiovascular system, it can provoke an attack of angina pectoris. In allergy sufferers, cause bronchospasm, in asthmatics, cause an attack. These features of homemade alcohol should be considered not only for people with problems.
For absolutely healthy men and women, homemade wine is beneficial if drunk in reasonable amounts. Recommendations from experts will help you master the culture of consumption of homemade alcoholic beverages.
Experts have identified a beneficial daily rate. It is 300 ml. This amount of dry red wine increases sexual activity, as it increases the production of testosterone - the main male hormone.
Moderate consumption of homemade alcohol improves the work of the heart muscle, normalizes weight, and serves as the prevention of prostate cancer.
The daily alcohol intake for women should not exceed 120-150 ml. Scientists have shown that dry red wine prevents the development of osteoporosis, increases the percentage of good cholesterol, and reduces the amount of bad. To improve digestion, weight loss, light white wines with a low sugar content are drunk with meals.
It is harmful for women in an interesting position to drink alcohol. In the first days after conception, blockage of the tubes and, as a result, ectopic pregnancy can occur. In the future, alcohol drunk by a pregnant woman causes hypoxia, becomes the cause of pathologies of the fetal organs.
What types of wine are healthier?
They study winemaking for years. Making a quality drink is not easy. For wine yeast to work, an amateur winemaker needs to determine the sugar content of the grapes, it is different even within the variety, because it depends on the region of cultivation, the weather.
Sugar is added to the wort to maintain fermentation. The strength of the wine and its useful properties depend on its quantity. Fruits and berries growing in the garden or forest are used as raw materials in home winemaking. Home-made fruit and berry alcoholic beverages have beneficial properties:
- plum wine improves bowel function;
- currant and mountain ash drinks are useful for hematopoiesis;
- homemade apple wine contains pectin, iodine, it normalizes weight, improves the functioning of the thyroid gland, has a good effect on digestion, removes salt from the body;
- wine drinks made from strawberries, strawberries contain iron, useful acids.
Folk remedies and recipes
There are 4 types of wine made at home. Varieties differ in sugar content. His concentration:
- in semi-sweet - 3-8%;
- in semi-dry - 3% or less;
- in dry it is not at all.
To extend the shelf life of homemade alcohol, to increase its strength, 17-25% alcohol is added to the finished product, and fortified wine is obtained.
|Grape preparation||Collect in dry weather|
|Select ripe, healthy fruits, do not wash|
|Mash with your hands, a wooden crush|
|Fermentation||Transfer to a non-oxidizing container||18-27 ° C|
|Stir the pulp 2 times a day for 3-4 days so that the wort does not over-acid.|
|Juice compartment||On the 4-5th day, strain the mass, squeeze the pulp|
|Fermentation||Pour into fermentation tanks, fill 70% of the volume, install a water seal||Red varieties 22-28 ° C, white - 16-22 ° C|
|During the first 2-3 weeks, sugar is added 3-4 times 50 g / l|
|Removal from sediment||After 30-60 days, the bubbles in the water seal disappear, the wort brightens, the wine is decanted through a tube into another container, the sediment is left at the bottom|
|Adding sugar||They try, if they want, add sugar no more than 250 g / l|
|Maturation||Poured into containers, hermetically closed, red wine ripens 60-90 days, white - 40||5-16 ° C|
|Lightening||Pour through a tube into another container, leaving a sediment at the bottom, lighten with egg white or gelatin|
|Bottling||Poured into bottles when the precipitate stops precipitating, clogged||5-12 ° C|
Mulled wine is made from red homemade wine - a drink for colds. It is heated, not boiled, add 250-300 ml:
- black pepper 1-2 peas;
- 1-2 lemon wedges;
- 1-2 orange slices;
- cinnamon on the tip of a knife;
- ¼ h. L. cardamom.
They drink mulled wine to prevent colds if they are cold, tired, or wet their feet. It reduces cold symptoms (runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache). If you are worried about coughing, add 1-2 star anise stars to the wine. Put 1-2 hours of honey in the finished drink.
Application in cosmetology
Homemade red wine contains resveratrol. It is a powerful antioxidant that slows down aging and improves skin texture. Noble beauties of Ancient Rome maintained their beauty with wine masks and baths. Modern women also use red wine in home cosmetology:
- to cleanse the face, prepare a mask of 4 tbsp. alcohol, 1 tsp milk and flour;
- for face rejuvenation, make a mask of 4 tbsp. alcohol, 1 egg white, 1 tbsp. honey;
- a nourishing mask for normal skin is prepared from 2 tbsp. alcohol, 1 tbsp. lemon juice;
- nourishes dry skin mask of 1 tsp alcohol, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tbsp. oatmeal.
An excellent tonic is made from white wine. In 0.5 liters of homemade alcohol add 2 tbsp. rosemary. After 20 days, the product is filtered. They wipe their face in the morning and evening.
For aging skin, the tonic is prepared differently:
- from 3 tbsp. boiling water, chamomile (1 tsp), St. John's wort (1 tsp), linden blossom (1 tsp) prepare a decoction;
- add to it ⅓ st. alcohol;
- pour in 2 hours of lemon juice.
For the skin of the hands, a nourishing mask of 1 tbsp is made for 4-5 days. wine and 1 tbsp. sour cream. She helps a lot. It is applied to clean hands. Wash off after 20 minutes.
Wine bath helps with cellulite. The skin becomes firm, smooth, if you add 1 bottle of red wine to the water. The duration of the procedure is 30-40 minutes.
Contraindications to use
Homemade alcoholic beverages are not good for everyone. There are people for whom they are contraindicated for health reasons.
Even dry wines containing a minimum of sugar are harmful to diabetics.
Do not abuse homemade alcohol for people with chronic diseases of the kidneys, liver, stomach. Any wine is contraindicated for mental disorders, alcohol addiction, allergies to pollen, mold, and drink ingredients.