The Australian wine blog: It’s that time of year again, time to stock up on wine and stay inside as much as considered socially acceptable after one or two brisk, yet picturesque walks through the leaves. And around this time of year, many wine-drinkers begin to ponder their upcoming New Year’s resolution, and this leads to many people wondering “Just how healthy is this wine I’m drinking?” Today we are here to answer all of your questions and give you the 5 amazing benefits of wine for health.
Wine Promotes Longevity:
Okay, we know that to some this one may sound a bit far-fetched - but hear us out. Wine drinkers, on average, have a 34% lower mortality rate than the demographic of people choosing to indulge in beers or spirits. In 2007, a study by a Finnish team of researchers, published in the Journals of Gerontology confirmed this statistic on a sample size of 2468 men over a 30-year long observation and tracking period.
Reduces The Risk Of A Heart-Attack:
It has long been known that moderate wine drinkers, while susceptible to moderate blood pressure, are 30% less at risk of a heart attack than non-drinkers. This is due to the fact that red wine contains procyanidins, especially Australian wines, Sardinia and wines from southwest France - which are known to contain more procyanidins than other wines around the globe.
Slows Down Brain Function Decline:
As many of usage, we find ourselves slowly lacking that sharp edge of wit that we had as the “youngsters” we once were - but, do not despair for wine comes to the rescue yet again. In 2006, a team of researchers from Columbia University surveyed over one thousand and five hundred people to establish a deterministic pattern between moderate consumption of spirits and how it impacts the natural brain function decline due to aging. This study, published in the Modern Journal of Neuroepidemiology - found that in fact, brain function declines at a significantly faster rate in non-drinkers than in their slightly tipsy counterparts.
Significantly Lowers Risk of Type-2 Diabetes:
Most wines and especially the full-bodied reds are well known to improve the sensitivity to insulin in the average human being. And in turn, this helps your body absorb insulin with more ease. This is also backed by the VU University Medical Centre of Amsterdam who conducted extensive research on insulin absorption that spanned a sample size of over 370,000 individuals over 12-year cycles.
Promotes Mental Health & Reduces Stress:
This one might really surprise some people, but drinking a moderate amount of wine doesn’t only bring about that sensational light buzz we all love, but also helps reduce the stickiness of your blood’s platelets, thus helping keep blood vessels open and flexible - which helps promote a good consistent supply of oxygen to your brain for revitalizing and relaxing effects.