The Health Benefits of Wine

 

Health Benefits of WineWe all know that moderation is the healthy way to approach our pleasure in wine and get the best possible health benefits. 

Health Benefits and Facts

  • Is Wine Better Than Fruit Juice?
  • How Moderate is Moderate?
  • You Will Live Forever
  • 3 Health Facts About Wine No One Knows*
  • Will I Have a Wine Belly?

Is Wine Better Than Fruit Juice?

Yes.

OK. I should elaborate. Red wine is full of a powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Some (and I mean some) full-bodied red wines contain more antioxidants than raw blueberries and even pomegranate juice.

That means wine helps in fighting cancers. In 2000 a bunch of scientists at the University of Crete reported the slowing in development of breast cancer cells. Wine is also known to promote the production of “good” cholesterol (Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Amsterdam report).

Unfortunately wine is not a substitute for breakfast orange juice.

How Moderate is Moderate?

How can you be moderately healthy? With these guidelines:- 

  • 2 glasses of wine for men daily
  • 1 glass of wine for women daily

Men and women are built differently. I was going to say shame but there are benefits…

Will I Live for Ever if I Drink a Glass of Wine Daily?

No.

But you will enjoy every day . 

3 Health Facts About Wine

  • Brain function declines less quickly in moderate drinkers than non-drinkers.
  • Wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than spirits or beer drinkers.
  • Moderate drinkers have 30% less risk than non-drinkers of developing type 2 diabetes.

Wine Belly?

A glass of Syrah has around 170 calories and a light white wine (so less than 12% alcohol) will be around 105 – 140 calories, so no ‘wine belly’ or even ‘hip hugs.’

Read more about red wine and benefits including an  Resveratrol, which is said to help lower the risk of heart disease.

Read more about Viridian’s Resveratrol Complex on the store and see Solgar’s Resveratrol, also on the store. 

Best wishes,

Julie 

*You do now.

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