On countless occasions we have heard of the benefits of drinking came for our body. But as the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. And it is that this alcoholic drink from the grape of the vine it also has negative aspects for the well-being of our organism, as we are going to analyze in this article.
Who does not like to accompany a good piece of meat with a red wine from a Spanish winery? Well from now on we will have to take into account its pros and cons before enjoying it.
Wine has many benefits for our body, among which the following stand out:
- Helps to lose weight
- Stimulates brain function
- Protective effect against the sun
- Natural gum treatment
- It is good against fatigue
But today we are going to focus on the contraindications that the experts mark about this drink. In fact, from WHO they stand apart from recommending the consumption of alcohol for cardioprotective purposes.
And it is that the possible benefits of an alcoholic drink towards the heart are absolutely overshadowed by its innumerable disadvantages.
Contraindications of drinking excess wine
The consumption of wine, like any alcoholic beverage, has a series of negative aspects on the health of our body. Among them we can find:
- Arterial hypertension
- Probability of having cancer
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Fetal disorders
- Other ailments
In addition to the common symptoms of drunkenness, excessive wine consumption can lead to much more serious health problems, as we have seen and will develop below.
Experts point out that more than three glasses of wine a day increase our body’s blood pressure. This puts a great compromise on the health of the heart and the arteries of the body.
Probability of having cancer
There are several investigations that highlight that moderate drinkers have a higher frequency of suffering from cancer than abstainers. In addition, from the specialist Marcela Licata talks about two cancers that are affected by alcohol consumption: stomach and esophagus cancer and breast cancer.
In the case of stomach cancer, there has been a long-standing relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer of the stomach and esophagus. Drinkers who consume a glass of wine per meal are one-third more likely to have cancer than non-drinkers.
Studies have shown that women who drink 250 milliliters a day or more have twice the risk of breast cancer than non-users.
Alcohol problems tend to have a lot to do with the stomach. This is the case of gastric reflux that occurs when stomach acids rise up the esophagus. This produces what is known as esophagitis, burning and inflammation of the esophagus. In the case of drinkers, they have 70% more reflux than abstainers.
Wine, like other alcoholic beverages, are never recommended. Much less for pregnant women since it can cause fetal disorders such as:
- Premature babies: There are studies that assure that if a pregnant woman consumes more than 400 milliliters of wine a day, it can cause the baby to be born prematurely, with all the problems that this entails (low weight, small placentas …).
- Fetal malformations: If the doses are higher than 400 milliliters per day in a pregnant woman, it can lead to the so-called fetal alcohol syndrome.