I know we’re all used to the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But what about this one? “A little glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away.” It may be more true than you think.
There’s an ever-growing list of wine benefits and how it can positively impact your health. Of course, too much wine can negatively impact it, which is why you must find the right balance. There are several key components to wine that make it actually a healthy source to consume.
It builds better bones. Forget milk. Studies have shown that women who drink wine moderately seem to have a higher bone mass than others who might abstain.
Wine can help defend your immune system. Not from everything, but definitely from some uncomfortable physical pains and health issues with in the stomach. A study once found that a glass of wine a day reduced risk of a certain bacterica that causes gastritis, ulcers, and stomach cancers by 11 percent. Even half a glass can prevent food poisoning.
It prevents blood-sugar problems. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, women who drink one to two glasses of wine a day are 40 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t drink.
Memory will improve. Wine can help improve your memory (hard to believe, right?). Well, wine can actually prevent clots and inflammation of blood vessels, which are factors linked to cognitive decline.
Wine = weight loss. If you drink wine daily, you may find a difference in your weight over time. Those who drink wine regularly tend to have lower body mass, smaller waists, and less belly fat overall than those who simply binge occasionally.
Is wine really good for you, though? It is, if you drink responsibly and appropriate amounts. The list of health benefits is always growing and changing. Studies have even shown that drinking wine in moderate doses can reduce heart disease and stroke.
About the Author: Jamie is a guest contributor from Honor Mansion, Wine Country Resort located in beautiful Sonoma Country, California.