According to the scientists stated that a small glass of red wine every day could keep adult diabetes under control.
A small glass of red contained as many of these active ingredients as a daily dose of an anti-diabetic drug, the researchers found.
The disease occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin – the hormone that regulates blood sugar – or when its insulin does not work properly.
High levels of sugar in the blood can cause tiredness, heart disease, strokes, blindness, Nerve damage and kidney disease.
Past studies have shown that natural chemicals found grape skin and wine called polyphenols can help the body control glucose levels, and prevent potentially dangerous spikes or dips in blood sugar.
The new study compared the polyphenol content of 12 different wine varieties. The team, from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, found that levels were higher in red wines.
The scientists then studied how these polyphenols interact with cells in the human body, focusing on a particular ‘receptor – or molecule that sits on the surface of cells – called P PAR-gamma – involved in the development of fat cells, energy storage and the regulation of blood sugar.
The researchers who report the findings in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Food and Function believe moderate red wine consumption could have benefits for diabetics.