You are probably aware of the benefits of drinking wine. Of course, you need to drink it moderately. It goes with dinner, but maybe you do not believe that is really healthy.
One glass of cabernet helps you fight a sore throat.
A study showed that wine can fight against Streptococcus pyogenes and oral streptococci. The bacteria cause a sore throat and dental plague, respectively.
This was the first study that does research about the antibacterial properties of wine. In a study from 1988, scientists found that if they put pathogens such as Escherichia coli (enterotoxigenic), Shigella, Salmonella in water, milk, diet soda, soda, sour mix, beer and wine, the bacteria had the poorest percent in wine. The bacteria grew a lot in water and milk.
Soda and beer allowed a small number of bacteria.
Use a glass of wine to treat a sore throat!
Both white and red wine kill bacteria that cause a sore throat and dental plagues. However, red wine is a little more effective than white wine.
The thing that allows this is a group of organic compounds in alcoholic beverages.
Scientists isolated these compounds such as ataractic, succinic, malic and lactic acids. Then they tested their capabilities to fight bacteria.
They found that the compounds were even more effective when comes to kill bacteria than wine. Each of them killed 99, 9 percent of bacteria.
All in all, the next time when you feel a sore throat, drink some red wine, stay hydrated and take some rest.