7 Reasons Drinking Wine Is Scientifically Good for You

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.

  1. Wine can help your cholesterol.
  2. Red wine slows the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells.
  3. Drinking wine can slim your risk of osteoporosis.
  4. Resveratrol, an ingredient found in red grape skins, protects blood vessels and helps to eliminate blood clots.
  5. Certain substances (called polyphenols) found in red wine mitigate harmful bacteria and prevent your body from certain illnesses and diseases.
  6. Wine dilates the arteries and improves blood flow, which reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease.
  7. Red wine has the ability to reduce your risk of developing dementias.

Keep your wine at the perfect temperature with this 16-bottle wine cellar

What kind of wine will you be drinking today?