Today, we make a toast to National Drink Wine Day, a day reserved for celebrating and sharing the health benefits of wine. Here are few facts about why wine is beneficial to your health…
A well known fact and huge benefit is that wine reduces the risk of heart disease. How? Wine dilates the arteries in the heart and increases blood flow, lowering the risk of blood clots that cut off blood supply and damage the heart.
Also, wine can lower cholesterol. In a recent study, those who drank a glass or two of wine a day had higher levels of HDL or good cholesterol.
Wine can improve your skin and even keep you looking younger longer. Red wine contains resveratrol (a compound coming from the skin of the grapes) which helps to absorb the damaging free radicals that play a role in aging.
Red Wine can help slow down Alzheimer’s disease. Again, the key component is resvertrol, the antioxidants can help keep the disease from progressing.
Wine can actually help you lose weight or keep your weight down. Studies have found that people who drink wine in moderation have lower body masses than those who drink liquor. The alcohol in wine may help your body burn extra calories for as long as 90 minutes after drinking a glass.
Enjoy celebrating National Drink Wine day, because wine is good for you!