Does a girl really need an excuse to drink wine during lockdown? We don’t think so, but you have one anyway because today is National Drink Wine Day.
The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine as well as its important role in history, religion and relationships.
Will a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away?
People have been drinking wine for thousands of years and benefits of doing so have been well documented.
Research typically suggest that drinking wine in moderation — about a glass per day — offers several health benefits.
1. Wine is rich in antioxidants — Higher antioxidant status is associated with a decreased risk of disease.
2. Wine combats inflammation — Studies suggest that a compound called resveratrol in wine has anti-inflammatory properties and may benefit health.
3. It’s good for your heart — Studies show that individuals who consume moderate amounts of wine have reduced rates of heart disease.
Studies have found that consuming moderate amounts of wine — a glass a day — along with a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is beneficial for your health.
However, these health benefits can also be achieved without wine and just a balanced diet meaning that if you’re not a wine drinker you don’t need to start simply for its health benefits as a normal healthy diet will do just fine.
Bottom line is this, don’t feel guilty for that cheeky glass of wine at the end of a hard day. The occasional glass of red is good for you, providing antioxidants, reducing inflammation and and heart disease among other benefits, so enjoy it – just don’t exceed the limit.
Disclaimer: We must remind you that any alcohol including wine taken excessively has negative affects on your health. Heavy alcohol consumption poses several health risks, including an increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease, liver and pancreatic diseases, as well as unintentional injury.