Wine can be a perfect addition to any occasion – sometimes it may be a perfectly sunny day and you just want to settle down in your garden with a book and a glass of Rose or maybe that Sauvignon Blanc would pair brilliantly alongside your seafood dish.
The earliest evidence of wine production has been found as far back as 6000 BC in Georgia, which had a pretty religious origin and has been part of Jewish practice since Biblical times. Putting aside it’s taste and it’s religious past, there are also some surprising health benefits that drinking wine can have.
The latest infographic from Serenata Flowers have looked at just what benefits drinking wine – in moderation, of course – can have on our health. For example, red wine can contain numerous different antioxidants which can help aid in reducing the risk of not only heart disease but also cancer.
A chemical that can be commonly found in berries and red wine which goes by the name of Resveratrol can help with weigh loss as it turns bad white fat into good calorie-burning beige fat which the body can then use for energy. A study by Washington State University discovered this particular health benefit after it caused test mice to burn excess fat through body heat.
It’s also reported that Resveratrol can help to slow down the growth of cancer cells by causing them to cannibalize themselves and can therefore help reduce the risks of a number of cancers including bowel tumours.
As much as it can help reduce some great health risks, it’s also worth remembering that wine is still alcohol and should only be drunk in little to moderate doses. Women should not drink more than 2-3 regular units which would be roughly the equivalent of a standard 175ml glass of 13% alcoholic wine. Men can drink up to 3 -4 units regularly – the equivalent of a 250ml glass.
Take a look at the infographic below to find out just what health benefits there are out there to moderately drinking wine.
7 Unexpected Health Benefits of Drinking Wine [Infographic] by the team at Serenata Flowers