Is Wine Good for You?

The possibility of wine being a beneficial beverage likely seems too good to be true for vino lovers. However, according to foodandwine.com, wine offers numerous positives to those who consume it, and I wanted to share these supposed benefits with you.

Keep in mind that wine, when consumed in moderation, presents health benefits. The American Heart Association defines moderate as one to two four ounce glasses of wine a day, and ingesting copious amounts of alcohol in any form can result in severe consequences.

Back to the good stuff – wine is believed to promote life longevity, reduce the risk of heart attack, reduce the risk of developing heart disease, reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, decreases the risk of stroke, diminishes the risk of developing cataracts, lowers the possibility of developing colon cancer, and slows cognitive decline.

Quite an impressive list of benefits, in my opinion.

As for types of wine, it has been proposed that red wine offers more benefits than white, however both offer positive outcomes in terms of overall health when consumed in moderation.

I personally prefer white wine over red, only because I feel as though white wine is far more flexible in terms of different types of drinks than red. For example, white wine tastes excellent in a spritzer, which is simply a combination of white wine, club soda and lime, and I would argue that red wine would not be nearly as successful in a spritzer than white.

The type of wine depends on the type of grapes used in formulating the wine – the most common types of white wine include Rieslings, Gewürztraminers, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs, and the most common types of red wine include Syrahs, Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot Noirs.

What are you waiting for? Go pour yourself a (moderate) lovely glass of vino and reap the benefits!

 

 

 

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