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Wine is a magical concoction that bolsters us after a long, stressful day. Wine has become an essential need in life rather than a luxury, so it has come to symbolize sustenance and life.
Besides gymming and yoga, you can achieve good health with a treat, as you realize all the wonderful effects a little hooch can have.
Sipping your wine while having food in your stomach helps slow down the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream by keeping it in the stomach longer, which in turn keeps you from becoming intoxicated quickly and gives you a better chance of avoiding a hangover later.
A glass of wine with your dinner holds many health benefits, not just for the mind, but for the body as well. Let’s see how wine-ing a little makes our life better.
Helps sleep better.
Sleep plays a very important role in our daily lives; not only does it help us to relax, but it's also involved with the repair of your heart and blood vessels. According to scientific studies, those who drank a glass of wine every night with their dinner reported better sleep quality than those who drank water.
Resveratrol, a compound in red wine, has proven to show anti-inflammatory properties. A study found that this supplement stops the formation of inflammatory components that are associated with cancers and other chronic diseases. Resveratrol has also gained a lot of attention for its anti-aging properties. However, it is important to remember to drink in moderation, as an excess of alcohol can lead to an increase in inflammation.
Protects heart health.
Numerous studies have found that wine drinkers have higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol that protects your heart. Wine keeps the blood thin, which means there’s less chance of it clotting in your brain or arteries. Many researchers have shown that the intake of polyphenols is associated with a reduced risk of cardio-vascular disease (CVD). Wines contain polyphenols which can be actively found in flavonoids that also have putative antioxidant properties. These polyphenols are also called resveratrol which may help protect the lining of the blood vessel in the heart. Consuming 1 to 2 drinks per day may reduce the risk of CVDs.
Wine keeps your food healthy.
Research has shown that if you happen to eat contaminated food, drinking alcohol with it decreases the risk of getting food poisoning. It's not just tainted food that wine helps you process, during the digestion process and the increase of metabolism, there's an increased tendency for the body to create disease-causing compounds, like oxygen free radicals, while the body is digesting food, the nutrients in the wine, those polyphenols help minimize the damage that oxidation can do, or maybe even eliminate it. It counteracts the negatives of the digestion process.
Wine helps keep a sharp memory.
For us, growing up always has the fear of losing all our precious memories. While some believe it is inevitable, however, there are hundreds of ways that one can prevent it. One of these methods is by drinking wine. Dementia is a chronic disorder of the mental process that gradually takes place during old age. Studies show that wine consumption can reduce the risk of having dementia which often leads to Alzheimer’s disease.
Tones up your body.
While consuming alcohol is typically associated with weight gain, a study found the opposite to be true. Researchers tracked almost 20,000 participants for almost 13 years, noting that by the end of the study, many of the women had gained weight. The group that packed on the most pounds during the study were people who abstained from drinking, gaining an average of three kilograms. Conversely, women who drank more than 30 grams of wine per day on average gained only a kilogram.
So, keep calm and pour on!
Benefits of wine with food.