May West once said; too much of a good thing can be wonderful, and those words cannot ring truer for a glass of good burgundy. In our everyday lives, we put up with a whole slew of things, bordering on the edge of a nightmare; work, family, even public transportation can sometimes do its level best to put you in a funky mood. A glass of wine, for us at least, is the best part of the day, every day (yes, every day. This is a non-judgmental blog, FYI) - and express wine delivery can go a long way. If you’re thinking, yes, but the health factor is an issue, we’ve got news for you: wine can actually be really good for you, so long as it's had in moderation. When we dug a little deeper into this thread of sunshine about our favourite drink, we unearthed 12 facts that had us reaching out for the mouse for online wine delivery right away.
Helps you live longer
A Finnish Study, published in the journal of Gerontology in 2007, proved that people, particularly men, who consumed wine regularly (3 times a week, minimum), lived longer than those who drank more spirits or beer. A Harvard research conducted on wine drinkers revealed similar results.
Your heart will thank you
People who drink wine, especially the red variety, are 30% less likely to have a heart attack as compared to those who don’t drink it at all. Wine also lowers your risk of heart diseases, as it contains procyanidins, a compound that keeps your valves healthy and in good condition.
Your liver will thank you, too
You’ve probably heard that alcohol causes liver disease. We’re not saying that’s completely false, but here’s a fact for you to consider: A recent study by UC San Diego school of Medicine found that people who drank beers and spirits were four-times more likely to be vulnerable to non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases than those who drank wine. Served.
Keeps your sugar levels in check
Research conducted on over 369,000 individuals in Amsterdam over a 12-year period proved that people who consumed wine on the regular were at 30% less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Strokes, particularly those that are related to blood clots, are 50% less likely to occur in a regular wine drinker, as opposed to someone who doesn’t drink it at all. In fact, this little detail on stroke prevention is not just limited to wine; it applies to most alcohol drinkers too, with moderation, of course.
Curbs the risk of cataracts and blindness
In general, alcohol can reduce your risk of cataracts by 32%. If you’re a wine drinker, this percentage gets bumped up to 43%, states a study published in Iceland in 2003. The resveratrol found in wine can also prevent blindness.
Prevents colon and other related cancers
Red wine to the rescue once again here; moderate consumption of it leads to a 45% lesser chance of developing colon cancer.
Strengthens brain cells
Our brains aren’t designed to last forever. But with the help of a little wine, you can prolong proper brain function and prevent dementia - in our case, that’d be to be able to distinguish a good bottle of wine from a bad one. Wine can also improve your memory, making you sharper and better able to focus on tasks during the day.
Helps you lose weight
This will be a popular one - drinking wine regularly can help you maintain the figure you want, according to a recent study. Wine helps to reduce body mass and wine drinkers have less abdominal fat than those who prefer hard liquor. The reason is simple - wine gives your metabolic rate a boost for up to 90mins after consuming a full glass.
Keeps your bones in shape
Osteoporosis is a real issue, especially in women. While wine is not milk, it can help maintain bone mass, preventing bone-related illnesses and the deterioration of bones. The alcohol in wine can boost the production of oestrogen, helping bones remain healthy for a longer period of time as a result.
Builds your immunity
About half a glass of wine a day can reduce the risk of Helicobacter Pylori by 11%. What’s that, you ask? Helicobacter pylori is the bacteria behind stomach cancers, ulcers and gastritis. Wine can also prevent food poisoning by guarding against common bacteria such as salmonella, found in partially cooked foods and unhygienically prepared food.
Reduces the risk of depression
Depression can be swept under the rug over and over again, but there will always be people who suffer from this disease. A little wine can prevent depression, according to a recent Spanish study. They found that those who drank two to seven glasses of wine per week were less likely to be diagnosed with depression, as compared to those who didn’t. However, the study also found those who drank more than 7 glasses per week were at greater risk of depression, so moderation is key here.
May West wasn’t kidding, as this article isn’t - a glass, or even half a glass, of wine a day can't do you more harm than good. With our same day online wine delivery, having your favourite glass of wine has never been easier. Order with us now!