Your Guide To The Health Benefits Of Wine

August 23, 2019

Your Guide To The Health Benefits Of Wine

Who doesn’t love winding down their day with a nice glass of vino? Luckily for us, wine might be just as healthy as it is delicious - in moderation, of course. Here’s what to know about the health benefits of wine before you uncork that next bottle.

Wine might help reduce your risk of heart disease.


Ever notice that the French seem to be a whole lot healthier than much of the world despite eating heaps of rich, fatty foods? Well, scientists certainly do. They even have a name for this phenomenon: the French paradox. So how do the French manage to have such low rates of heart disease while feasting regularly on saturated fats? Enter the health benefits of wine.

Researchers believe that the French habit of enjoying moderate amounts of red wine with meals might boost the nation’s overall heart health. Researchers have found that biological actions caused by red wine might help prevent cardiovascular disease, and may even lower the risk of dying from it by 30%.

Wine could play a role in keeping your mind sharp.


Aging gracefully isn’t just about skincare. Keeping your brain feeling young and sharp is that much more important - and wine might help make it happen. Resveratrol, a compound in red wine that’s similar to an antioxidant, may help stave off age-related mental decline or even help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Other studies have indicated that the phenolic acid in wine could help improve certain aspects of your memory. Next time you need to feel extra sharp and efficient at the office, take yourself on a little happy hour date - it just might help!

Wine could help ease pain and inflammation.


A whole lot of misery—aches and pains included—can be traced back to chronic inflammation. Inflammation is characterized by frustrating symptoms like achy joints, sore muscles, redness, and exhaustion. Over time, chronic inflammation can raise your risk of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

Lots of people aim to ease inflammation by turning to an anti-inflammatory diet, which includes healthy ingredients like leafy greens, fatty fish, and berries. The great news? Red wine can fit right into that eating routine. Resveratrol, the red wine compound we mentioned earlier, has been linked to anti-inflammatory properties. It can help you fight pain, ease inflammation, and reduce your risk of more serious conditions.

At the end of the day, it’s all about moderation.


We all know that when it comes to any type of alcohol, there’s definitely such a thing as too much. When it comes to wine, overdrinking can create adverse effects that far outweigh any potential benefits. How much wine is too much, however, is kind of a complicated question, because different countries and organizations have different perspectives. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends no more than two drinks per day, five days per week. At the end of the day, it’s all about knowing what’s right for you and your body.

Cheers to your health!


Upgrade your wine’s vibration with these Gem-Water products:

The more, the merrier with our Wine Decanter, a gorgeous, uniquely shaped treasure for sharing wine with your favorite people.

Be a high-vibe hostess with the Vino Vial, a gorgeous amethyst blend that can be infused in the decanter to “tune” your wine for maximum smoothness and taste. (Don’t forget, amethysts have long been associated with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine!)

Wine Decanter and Vino Vial available separately or as a set.

Fine tune an individual glass of wine with the Gemstone Droplet, which features a gorgeous blend of garnet, amethyst, and clear quartz believed to soothe your vibrations and enhance your beverage. Let it sit 7-10 minutes and then drink up! On days when you’re not imbibing, the droplet also makes for a wonderful addition to a glass of water.


 

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