Wine is always associated with alcoholism, making it look like drinking it is unhealthy. We’re putting a stop to it. NOW. Don’t get us wrong, wine still has to be drunk moderately. Doing so, you have no idea how much of a great impact it will have on your health. Here is 9 things you probably don’t know about wine and its impact on your body.
- Wine makes you stronger: probiotics in wine can unlock more energy.
- A Finish study from 2007 shows that wine drinkers live longer than beer and spirits drinkers. Wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than spirits/beer drinkers.
- Wine keeps you sane: it prevents dementia and decline of brain function.
- Cholesterol: wine increase the presence of good cholesterol and reduces the bad one. Therefore it keeps you’re arteries clean. Hence the following argument.
- Wine is a risk breaker: it reduces risks of heart diseases, thanks to the procyanidins in the tannins, but it also reduces the risk of heart attacks thanks to querceting, a flavonoid in red wines that reduces blood pressure.
- As for other diseases, it has been proven that red wine reduces risks of cataract and type 2 diabetes.
- Wine helps with digestion: don’t worry if health food is not on the menu tonight! Pair it up with a glass of red wine, it will be okay. It also reduces risks of colon cancer by 45%.
- Sex drive: red wine drinkers have higher levels of testosterone, which boosts libido for both sexes
- Wrinkles: anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoids and phenols in red and white wine can increase collagen, which helps delay wrinkles.
Plenty of good news. I don’t know about you… but I’ll drink to that!