6 Reasons Why Wine is Great for Your Health

Tart, zesty, sweet, warm, delicious in every sense of the word, each gulp a burst of flavor in your mouth, leaving you unable to resist—the perfect glass of wine is a dream for enthusiasts.

After a long day at work, or in addition to a delicious meal, or the perfect drink for a night in with the girls or your partner—there’s nothing quite like wine.

Red wine, white wine, rose—no matter what your favorite wine is, did you know in addition to being mouth wateringly delicious and helping you loosen up, wine also offers a range of health benefits?

You heard right: Wine is actually really good for you—in moderation

Too much of a good thing can ruin the experience, but when taken in moderation, such as a glass a day or a few glasses over the weekend, wine can improve your health.

The benefits of wine aren’t just made up nonsense brought to you by people looking for an excuse to drink any time of the day. They’re actually grounded in science and have been studied for centuries!

Still wondering how wine is beneficial to your well-being—you know, apart from preventing you from dying of boredom at every work dinner?

1. It’s loaded with antioxidants

Antioxidants benefit your health in many ways. They fight free radicals that enter our bloodstream and bodies through the environment, the food we eat, habits like smoking and even sun exposure. Antioxidants present in foods and drinks like wine can help combat the effects of these free radicals and improve health.
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2. It strengthens your bones

Given that most human adults are lactose intolerant and can’t really digest milk, wine is a great way to help strengthen your bones. There’s a lot of research that goes into this and studies have shown that wine and beer can strengthen bones when included in a healthy lifestyle regime.

3. Wine is the secret to a healthy heart and lowered cholesterol

A glass of wine a day can be the secret to a healthy, happy heart. Wine reduces the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. As per several reports and studies, it has been shown to improve the health of those who drink it in moderation.

Wine dilates arteries and increases blood flow, in addition to lowering cholesterol. These are all important when it comes to the health of your heart.

4. It’s got anti-inflammatory properties

Since it’s so potent with antioxidants, wine is a powerful elixir that helps lower inflammation, cholesterol, and many other health conditions.

5. Better cognitive function and mental health

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You’d think wine would slow you down or affect your cognitive abilities—but it’s quite the opposite. Wine helps you relax, significantly lowering your stress levels and helping you clean your mind, according to some researchers. So, if you feel guilty for wanting to pour a glass after a long day, don’t. Just picture yourself lounging around this gorgeous patio, wiping on a tall glass of white wine.

 

Seeing as how wonderful wine is for your health, why not come on down to Wine Country and stay in a beautiful vacation rental? You can also find a vacation home rentals Healdsburg, if you’d prefer. Just reach out to us and we’ll help you relax with a glass of the best wines!