Wine and Health
If you are a wine lover, chances are high that you have read the reports online stating the health benefits of wine. Today you will find out the various health benefits wine has to offer you. Please note that for the purposes of this article the health benefits discussed here are from moderate wine consumption i.e. one to two 4-ounces glasses a day.
Health Benefits Of Wine
Wine Promotes Longevity
According to a Finnish study involving 2,468 men over 29 years showed that on average, wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than those who drink spirits or beer. This means that you need to reduce your beer consumption and increase your intake of wine. The findings of the study were published in the Journals of Gerontology in 2007.
Wine Reduces Risk Of Heart Attacks
According to Winepros.org, “Moderate consumption of red wine on a regular basis may be a preventative against coronary disease and some forms of cancer.” Chemical components of red wines function as anti-oxidants, preventing free radicals from doing cellular damage. Other compounds help to “boost the immune system, block cancer formation, and possibly protect against heart disease and even prolong life.”
Red wine is general good for you, but it is important to know the specifics of these benefits because you can then employ them to serve your body better. Over 600 million gallons of red wine is consumed in US and the numbers keep growing. The presence of flavanoids called Resveratrol in red wine is responsible for the health benefits.
When thinking about a vacation in France, there is always the image of going on one of the many delightful, relaxing and wonderfully delicious Bordeaux wine tours. The Bordeaux region of France has long been known for the amazing wines it has produced – and continues to produce. The Bordeaux region was divided into four wine producing areas by Emperor Napoleon III in 1855, and each area produces a unique and distinctive type of wine. Since the region of Bordeaux is relatively small, it is possible, with some planning, to tour each of the regions and sample the amazing qualities of wines produced in the area.
It is a proven fact that wine has beneficial side effects on the heart, having some role in preventing heart disease. There have also been recent discoveries that indicate that drinking wine during pregnancy might not be as damaging to a growing fetus as previously believed. Some studies have also found that drinking wine in moderation also helped alleviate the damage caused by higher cholesterol levels. However, a newer study has also found that there may be even more side effects to wine drinking, particularly for women. A recent study conducted in Spain has found that wine can help lower the inflammation of blood vessels in women. (more…)
Changing to a healthier diet needn’t mean you miss out on the good things in life …
A question of balance:
You’ve embarked on a diet – and have even discovered some exciting new recipes – but what about wine? According to doctors, a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so much so that heart attack patients in one Wiltshire hospital were given two glasses a day during their stay. It’s also a great stress reliever, helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. The secret is moderation – but by drinking less you can afford a few special bottles and expand your wine horizons. (more…)
First it needs to be established that, yes, there are calories in wine. Indeed, almost anything you eat or drink contains calories unless it is made of almost entirely of water or chemicals. However, calories should be considered fuel for the body and a body will not function well without an adequate supply of fuel. That said, the calories in wine need to be counted if you are watching your weight.