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Wine happens to be one of my most favourite things. Jen Reviews has given us 15 health benefits of wine along with 6 delicious recipes! Take a look below for inspiration (not that we need any excuse to pop open a cork or two!)…
15 Health Benefits of Wine, According to Science with recipes!
1. Supports longevity of lifeIf you want to protect your body against diseases of ageing, consuming a moderate amount of wine gives positive health benefits that may lead to long life.
2. Helps Keep Our Hearts Healthy
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have become a life-threatening problem around the world. Drinking to 4-8 oz of wine per day may lower the risk of having CVD due to the polyphenols that it contains.
3. Can help reduce the risk of Type-2 Diabetes
Type-2 Diabetes is a lifelong metabolic disorder that is characterised by the way your body metabolises glucose (sugar). Sugar levels build up in your bloodstream because there’s not enough insulin that can regulate the movement of sugar into your cells. Drinking wine can lower blood sugar up to 24 hours in moderate consumption.
4. Wine has been found to have anticancer effect
Cancer ranks the second leading cause of death in the world. Wine contains antioxidants which can help prevent cancer.
5. The nutrients in wine can prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Studies show that wine consumption can reduce the risk of having dementia which often leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol which can be found in wine keeps the blood vessels free from blockages that can affect brain functions in retaining memories.
6. Drinking wine can keep depression at bay
Depression has been common but serious disorder for some people because it can affect how you feel, think and handle everyday activities. This may sound contradicting, as most people know that alcohol consumption can worsen one’s depression or anxiety. In spite of that, drinking a glass of wine per week can help. Enjoying two to seven glasses of wine in a week can sometimes help depression. However be sure not to mix alcohol if you are taking medication. Always check with your doctor or medical team.
7. Wine can give you healthier skin
High levels of antioxidants in wine, when applied directly to the skin can inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria and are beneficial in maintaining a healthy skin. Antioxidants rejuvenate the skin, increase skin elasticity and keep the skin bright and glowing. Wine contains antioxidants and polyphenols that are essential to keep the skin healthy.
8. Drinking wine reduces the risk of fatty liver disease
Drinking of wine in moderation can benefit the liver cells that can prevent the risk of having fatty liver disease.
9. Drinking wine can help prevent obesity
White wine promotes weight loss by burning belly fat and by decreasing anti-inflammatory properties.
10. Drinking wine can help reduce the risk of stroke
Wine decreases inflammation that can cause blockage in the nerves which may lead to stroke.
11. It helps boost your body’s defences
Daily consumption of wine helps boost the immune system as it contains a high level of antioxidants which fight against viruses.
12. Drinking wine strengthens the bones
Osteoporosis can be lessened through modest consumption of wine in older women.
13. Wine can protect our teeth against dental plaque
Wine can inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Nonetheless, daily dental hygiene routine is still the best way to protect our teeth from decay.
14. Drinking wine can improve our eyesights
Wine can prevent age-related deteriorations of eye muscles. So, say goodbye to carrots and drink up your wine for better eye health.
15. Wine can prevent gallstones
To avoid future complications caused by gallstones, it is advised to consume 175ml of wine per day to decrease the chance of developing gallstones.
You can view the full article on the Jen Reviews Official Website.
Now check out these 6 delicious recipes!
Making homemade wine from all-natural ingredients like fruits is manageable, enjoyable and worth every sip. You can also add wine to your dishes to add a unique and smooth taste in their food. This method has been done by top level chefs around the world to impress their customers. So, let the fermenting and cooking begin!
1. Elegant Strawberry Wine
Strawberries are rich in fibre, folic acid, potassium and it is said to be a good source of Vitamin C. With strawberries as your base fruit have you foreseen how healthy is your wine can be?
2. Amazing Cherry Wine
Cherry is a shiny red or purple tiny fruit packed with health-benefiting nutrients and antioxidants.
3. Braised Chicken with Red Wine
Having a romantic French dinner? Sauvignon Blanc adds zip to the lemon-and-caper-infused liquid.
4. Red Wine Pork Tenderloin
Try this very easy to fix, and very rich tasting pork dish.
5. Shrimp Linguini With White Wine
This shrimp linguini is so easy to make, can be done in minutes, and absolutely delicious!
Moderation is key
However, anything in excess is bad for one’s life. The first thing to realize is that the dose matters. Many studies give the results in glasses per day or week. Anyhow, saving the drinks up during the week to binge over the weekend has been shown to be associated with zero health benefits and is in fact associated with the conditions linked to chronic, heavy alcohol abuse.
Author: Marie Ellis
People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City – a smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle on a budget! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn’t much I don’t know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.