Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wine Has Its Benefits...Cheers!

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”
-Benjamin Franklin
From Harvard studies to the American Heart Associations stamp of approval; the benefits of moderate wine drinking can make a difference. So, grab your favorite Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and proclaim, CHEERS!

Benefits for Diabetics: Israeli researchers discovered that when diabetics consumed a glass of red wine every night they reduced bad cholesterol and protected their overall heart health.

Go ahead and Live Longer: A Finnish study over a 29 period of time Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than those who consume beer or other alcoholic beverages. 
Reduces the risk of heart attack and heart disease: A 16 year study by Harvard studied 11,711 men. The published research indicates that moderate wine drinkers suffering from high BP are 30% less likely to suffer heart attacks than those who do not imbibe.

Where your grapes come from makes a difference so it seems. Red wine tannins provide procyanidins which are prove to protect the human heart from disease. Researchers at Queen Mary University in London published research. Hint: Southwest France and Sardinia has more procyanidins that other wine locals.

Wine drinkers have a lower incident of cataracts. Researchers in Iceland found that moderate drinkers have a 32% lower risk of cataracts than nondrinkers. Those who consume wine are 43% lower incident of cataracts than those who drink beer. uts Risk of Cataracts
Lower your risk of developing colon cancer! Moderate consumption of wine, in particular the red varietals cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 45% according to researchers at Stony Brook University. 
Keep that brain active! Columbia researchers discovered that brain function in moderate drinkers does not decline as quickly as nondrinkers. So, go ahead grab a nice pinot noir from the South of France, pick up a little crossword puzzle and keep that brain power going strong. 

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