You may have heard that drinking one glass of red wine each day is good for your heart. Well, it's true! The antioxidants and nutrients in red wine can help prevent heart disease by protecting the arteries and the lining of blood vessels.
One of the most well recognized anti-aging components found in red wine is an antioxidant called resveratrol. Studies have shown that resveratrol may help prevent blood clots, reduce the risk of cancer, decrease inflammation and lower bad cholesterol [source: Challem].
Another heart-healthy aspect of red wine is its alcohol content. Alcohol -- in moderation -- helps to keep blood clots from forming, increases good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol [source: Mayo Clinic].