Science proves that drinking wine can prevent throat infections and dental plaque

Food 29/07/2019

For those of us who drink it, there is nothing that quite compares to that first sip from your glass of wine.

It's delicous, relaxing and also, full of health benefits according to science.

According to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, both red and white wines contain antibacterial properties than can ward off certain types of germs that cause plaque and sore throats.

The study found that both red and white wine contains a number of organic compounds that can help stop a cold in its tracks before it's even begun.

In fact, the study showed that these compounds can kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, which is fairly impressive in fairness to it.

"Several studies suggest that moderate wine consumption has beneficial effects on human health," said the study authors.

"Our findings seem to indicate that wine can act as an effective antimicrobial agent against the tested pathogenic oral streptococci and might be active in caries and upper respiratory tract pathologies prevention.

"In conclusion, both red and white wines were proved to exert in vitro antibacterial activity against several oral streptococci."