“Wine improves with age. The older it gets, the better it tastes.”
Especially on the weekends, it feels so good, just putting up your feet on the centre table and settling in with a glass of wine. It is the best way to de-stress. Many people proclaim that Red wine is best when paired with cheese. To me, it’s paired best with pizza and a good show on Netflix.
If you enjoy sipping red wine, now is the time to reap the benefits. This habit could actually promote your health and longevity. Facts state that red wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than beer or any other hard liquor drinker.
Red wine is an alcoholic drink prepared by crushing and fermenting dark-colored, whole grapes. The most common varieties of red wine would include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir and Blend Red. The color of the wine may differ from brick red to deep purple because of the age of the wine. My relatives in Iran make wine at home during festive season, with grapes, yeast and rice flour. I still vividly remember having prepared a similar home made wine.
Is red wine good for you?
Wine is considered much more than a drink that complements a formal dinner. People world-over drink wine because of their underlying health benefits. For starters, it is known to reduce the risk of diabetes and improve heart health. Let us learn more about the goodness of red wine.
Recent research suggests that a glass of red wine may be equivalent to an hour at the gym. Scientists say, Resveratrol- a compound found in red wine, might boost your heart rate and amp up muscle performance. It’s been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia.
Red Wine and its Key Benefits
1. It cuts your risk of heart disease
Red wine contains the ingredient Resveratrol, which is the main magic potion that gives red wine its benefits.The bloodcell health is enhanced which improves the flow of blood. This increases the health of the heart and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
2. Promotes Better Sleep
A small glass of red wine before going to bed has a calming effect on your body and mind. The melatonin in Red wine stimulates your internal body clock and induces peaceful sleep.
3. Good for bones
The aging process makes our bones more brittle. A glass of wine has high levels of silicon that is really great for your bone mineral density and reduces the chances of osteoporosis. It does the work of a glass of milk. So drink more wine and skip the glass of milk. Lol, just kidding!
4. Boosts the immune system
Did you know that drinking a glass of wine daily can actually give your immune system a boost? Wine in moderation can keep infections away and keep your immune system in check.
5. Good for your skin
Reservatrol in the wine can also slow down growth of acne-causing bacteria. It keeps your skin glowing and slows the aging process by keeping wrinkles at bay.
6. Can Aid digestion
The polyphenols found in red wine help and feed the good bacteria in the gut. This is so important for digestion.
7. Reduces the risk of Cancer
Resveratrol has been proven to prevent the risk of getting colon and other cancers. An occasional glass of red wine may have the best effects to stop the growth of cancer cells.
8. Lowers Risk to Dementia
Drinking wine in moderation is linked to improving your memory in the long run. Researchers have found a link between drinking wine and a lowered risk of dementia.
9. It strengthens those pearly whites
A glass of red wine keep harmful bacteria away from sticking to your teeth. Drinking wine actually has great benefits and also helps evade teeth cavities.
10. Helps weight Control
Resveratrol in wine helps in fat burning process and prevents obesity, improves metabolic function and thereby helps to control weight.
So make the most of your weekends, chill that bottle of red wine and sip it till you feel fine. Best way to have a whole lot of fun at the same time.
Cheers to a healthy life!!!
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