Six Health Benefits of Wine

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I like wine.

It’s not at all a secret either.

Thankfully, I don’t have to feel too guilty about drinking it because there are some actual health benefits to drinking wine. Provided you don’t over-indulge.

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In general wine is good for the heart. In moderation it has qualities that can actually protect your body.

Antioxidants are the main reason wine is said to be heart healthy. These antioxidants are called polyphenols and one in particular called resveratrol is given much of the credit for the positive effects.

Six Health Benefits of Wine

  • Lowers Cholesterol

  • Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

  • Lowers Risk of Stroke

  • Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

  • Controls Blood Sugar

  • Prevents Dementia

There is a lot of science and numerous studies behind these claims, but that doesn’t mean you should start drinking wine regularly if you aren’t a drinker. Alcohol can be addictive and depending upon other health issues you may have, may actually worsen your health. But if you are someone who enjoys a glass of wine frequently, these findings certainly help make it feel less like a guilty pleasure.

I know that I will certainly continue to enjoy a glass or two of my favorite Moscato every week, and some Champagne on special occasions. It’s easy to get my favorites, I didn’t even realize that you could buy wine online from Jims Cellars and other online retailers.

Do you drink wine? What is your favorite?

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