7. Red Wine
Red wine is a very complex product that contains several thousand chemical compounds, but it is generally acknowledged that the positive effects associated with moderate consumption of wine are mainly due to a molecule called resveratrol. This molecule, which is found in significant quantities only in red wine, has many positive effects on the cardiovascular system, including restricting the formation of blood clots that can block blood vessels, causing serious problems.
Red wine’s protective effect against heart disease has been well illustrated and is now called the “French paradox”: People who regularly drink red wine have quite a low mortality rate for heart disease, despite the presence of many risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, and high levels of blood cholesterol.