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Wine has been the center of a lot of research and it’s successfully confirmed to be an effective elixir. If you were confused about whether it should be your chosen gift to your family and friends this holiday season, prepared to be surprised about the wealth of benefits that an occasional glass of wine can bring.
Interestingly, wine has proven to improve the quality and well-being of life, if drank in moderation, like all good things. This might be one more reason to add wine to your Christmas gift list for the season.
Red wine is abundant in resveratrol, a polyphenol. Resveratrol is a great antioxidant that is usually found in red grape juice. Antioxidants, as everyone knows, are effective in fighting off extra radicals that could cause significant damage to cells and organs. Moreover, it is also known to catalyze the activity of proteins called sirtuins that protect the body against diseases that we become more susceptible to with aging.
Several studies suggest that wine, when consumed in moderation, is linked to a longer lifespan. If you wish to ward of diseases and increase the longevity of your life and that of your loved ones, we suggest drinking wine every once in a while, like the upcoming holidays season!
Did you know? Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives in any given year more than any other ailment all over the world. These staggering numbers can be cited to unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyles. Either way, it’s a major threat, especially after the age of 40. Fortunately for wine lovers, research suggests that the intake of polyphenols that are found in wine could lead to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
High cholesterol is a precursor to heart disease and wine consumption in moderation helps in the reduction of LDL, or ‘bad cholesterol’. Now you can share wine gift sets with your loved ones as studies suggest 4 to 8 ounces of wine a day can help mitigate the risk of CVD.
Alzheimer’s disease whereby one ends up losing precious memory is becoming increasingly popular. This particular condition becomes more of a threat with the process of aging. While there are several ways of warding off this disease, the most tempting one is a delicious, fruity glass of wine! Another reason to give your parents or grandparents a wine gift basket? We think so!
Loss of memory is initiated when there is a hampered supply of oxygen and glucose to the brain. Fortunately for wine lovers, wine contains resveratrol, which helps in keeping blood vessels open so blood and glucose can reach the brain to keep it working at an optimum level.
In today’s day and age, mental health awareness has become more prevalent due to the burgeoning number of people affected by mental health disorders like depression. Depression is a serious condition that can affect your mental and physical well-being and should not be dismissed at any cost. While overuse of alcohol can aggravate depression, a glass of wine can actually prove to be good to minimize the effects of this mental disease.
A study conducted with over 5500 respondents showed moderate wine drinkers were less prone to depression than their non-drinking counterparts. Therefore, you and your friends can enjoy 2-7 glasses of wine a week to keep your worries, and depression, at bay!
This one goes out to all your beauty and health enthusiasts. Your skin may affect your outward appearance but it is actually a reflection of your overall health, considering that it is the largest organ of the body. Wine is known to limit the growth of acne causing bacteria, therefore successfully reducing breakouts and pesky pimples.
It also promotes blood circulation, effective for limiting the effects of aging like wrinkles. However, make sure you consume it in moderation to maintain the skin’s natural elasticity and keep it glowing!
With so many amazing benefits of wine, we suggest you schedule a wine delivery to your loved ones to show them you really care!friends these great bottles that will make them appreciate you even more!
Written by: Sarah from Wine Guide