It’s not even 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, but I’ve already thought, What kind of wine should I drink today? Sure, I’m headed to a poolside pig roast at 2 p.m. that requires me to bring a bottle or two of wine, but even if that wasn’t the case, more often than not I’m reaching for that bottle of pinot gris to unwind after a long week. While sipping wine in moderation has long been said to be beneficial, a recent Marie Claire article lists out why drinking wine is good for you, scientifically speaking. Here are its findings.
- Wine can help your cholesterol.
- Red wine slows the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells.
- Drinking wine can slim your risk of osteoporosis.
- Resveratrol, an ingredient found in red grape skins, protects blood vessels and helps to eliminate blood clots.
- Certain substances (called polyphenols) found in red wine mitigate harmful bacteria and prevent your body from certain illnesses and diseases.
- Wine dilates the arteries and improves blood flow, which reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease.
- Red wine has the ability to reduce your risk of developing dementias.
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What kind of wine will you be drinking today?