Today we’re being the bearer of good news; a glass of wine actually has health benefits! With English Wine Week about to begin we’ve looked into the good stuff that comes with the odd glass of wine and we were amazed! So, grab yourself a glass and get comfortable for this one…
Packed full of antioxidants 💥
White wine is the champion of antioxidants; they’re the awesome little things that fight off and attack free radicals when they appear looking to cause nasty health problems. It’s commonly believed that red wine reigns supreme when it comes to this stuff, but white wine has equal if not higher antioxidants compared to red. If you’ve been favouring red for its health benefits, you’ll be glad to know a tipple of white has the green light too.
Increase bone density & improve cognitive function 🧠
If milk isn’t your thing, you can increase your calcium intake by sipping on a glass of red wine thanks to its high levels of silicon, which is great for bone mineral density. Red wine can also actually improve brain function, as its chemicals prevent the brains neurons from dying off protecting it from things like dementia and slowing the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Science stuff = healthy heart ❤️
We’re getting all science-y on you now, but the tannins found in red wine contain something called procyanidins (google it) which have shown to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease and promoting a generally healthier heart. Those fancy procyanidins also promote lower cholesterol, so your heart is going to thank you next time you pop a cork out of your favourite bottle of red.