Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Health Benefits of Red Wine

Red Wine is good for your heart 

Red wine contains something we know as resveratrol. This is a powerful compound that can not only act as an antioxidant, but also as a protector to your heart and arteries against the effects of saturated fat in our diet. Drinking a glass or two of red wine per day could prove beneficial in preventing you from cardiovascular disease, as well as improves your immune system against certain things thrown at it.

Red wine contains antioxidants

In addition to resveratrol, red wine contains a number of other antioxidants, which can not only slow the signs of aging, but can also help prevent a range of illness’ including type 2 diabetes. Many of the diseases commonly found in elderly people can be prevented, such as osteoporosis.

Red wine helps to prevent cancer 

Mounting evidence is suggesting that red wine consumption in moderation could actually help prevent cancer. The many antioxidants found in red wine could prove to be enough to help prevent oxidative damage responsible for the process of aging and for many degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Guercetin, one of many antioxidants in red wine may help prevent lung cancer. Research has lead people to believe that the property called resveratrol could show signs of killing cancerous cells, but not enough evidence has been shown to back this theory up.

Red wine prevents tooth decay 

Red wine, even non alcoholic red wine hardens the enamel found on our teeth. This helps fight and prevent tooth decay, a popular problem found in many people. Hardened enamel is more resistant to Streptoccus mutans, the bacteria that lives on your teeth and is responsible for tooth decay. The polyphenols in red wine can also prevent gum disease and help treat it by reducing inflammation in the gums.

Drinking red wine can help you sleep 

New research shows that red wine can help you sleep. The ingredient melatonin regulates the body clock, so drinking a glass before bed may help you get a better night’s sleep. Melatonin is also another antioxidant of red wine, so can help with anti-aging and cancer preventative properties. Although many of the potential good effects from resveratrol may have a slight benefit, scientists have said that research and development of the active ingredients is still underway, so drinking red wine just for this resveratrol is not recommended. Scientists think that currently, you would have to drink several litres of wine per day to gain any good effect.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Coffee at Work with Kenco Professional

Kenco Professional have been announced as the Coffee@Work 2013 headline sponsor as the initiative returns this year after a successful launch last year. The Coffee@Work event will be taking place on the 22nd April to 28th 2013 and is one of the flagship events in the calendar for the coffee industry. The nationwide charitable programme will be raising funds for Project Waterfall to deliver clean drinking water to marginalised communities in coffee-producing countries in partnership with WaterAid.

Coffee@Work invites workplaces of all shapes and sizes to pledge a one off donation for their hot beverages made at work during the week and organise existing fundraising events, from cake sales, competitions, dress down Fridays and raffles!

Kenco Professional are proud to support an important programme and be a part of a campaign that aims to transform lives for the people who are in most need of it. Kenco coffee is big on sustainability, and the campaign has a great fit with Kenco’s approach to sustainability within the coffee industry.

Coffee@Work is back this year to once again spread the opportunity to participate in UK Coffee Week activities, helping to provide those countries and people that are deprived of life’s basics, such as clean drinking water.

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