Take a glass of red wine: it can’t be rushed, it can build relationships, and it can keep us healthy. There are few pleasures in life that prove to be healthy as well as delicious. Red wine is one of these pleasures, and boy are we happy about it. OK, OK, it does have to be consumed in moderation (1 five-ounce glass for women, 2 for men), but the health benefits that come with indulging on a smooth glass of Merlot aren’t too good to be true!
Red wine and diabetes
Longitudinal studies on over 350,000 people have shown that moderate drinkers of red wine have 30% less risk than non-drinkers of developing Type 2 diabetes. If you already have Type 2 diabetes, don’t put the bottle away! The American Diabetes Association has found that drinking red wine can lower your blood sugar levels for up to 24 hours, and also increases the levels of good HDL cholesterol.
Reduced risk of heart diseases
Queen Mary University, London, did a study showing that red wine tannins containing procyanidins help protect against heart disease! Doesn’t sound bad, does it? Wines from South West France and Sardinia contain more procyanidins than other wines, so if you’re looking for a wine from one of these regions, check out our Chateau Roseville Puisseguin St. Emilion from South West France.
The Mediterranean diet
Wine is a traditional part of the Mediterranean diet, and this diet is known to be one of the healthiest types of eating pattern in the world. Replacing a beer for a small glass of red wine will give you a more antioxidants and less bloating! A key part of drinking red wine as part of the Mediterranean diet is to drink with meals. Saying that, mediterranean food is so delicious, why would you not want some freshly baked bread and extra virgin olive oil with your Clos Du Soleil wine from Bordeaux?
So ultimately, a glass of red wine a day has the big thumbs up. I’ll drink to that. Cheers!
Disclaimer: Excessive alcohol intake is associated with increase risk of liver disease, heart failure, some cancers, overdose and accidents. Always drink responsibly.