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Drink to Your Health: 3 Ways Wine is Suprisingly Good for You
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Drink to Your Health: 3 Ways Wine is Suprisingly Good for You

by Alana LunaDecember 6, 2016

Wine health, wine news

 

At this point, most of us have already heard at least a little bit about the wine-y wonder that is resveratrol. The highly prized antioxidant is found in the skins of red grapes and, not surprisingly then, in red wine as well. Studies have linked the consumption of resveratrol, either via grapes and wine or supplements, with a whole host of benefits ranging from lower cholesterol to a decreased risk of cancer to protection against Alzheimer’s.

Now, though, there’s new research out indicating that drinking can actually help you live longer. From an article at My Domaine:

Curtis Ellison, MD, a professor of medicine and public health at Boston University asserts that, “the data is very clear that one of the best predictors of longevity is moderate drinking.” He cites that in almost every epidemiologic study, participants who consume alcohol in moderation live a little longer than their non-drinking counterparts.

Sounds like a good deal to us. The article also discusses a link between red wine and a cure for the common cold:

2002 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that drinking eight to 14 glasses of red wine per week correlated with as much as a 60% reduction in the risk of developing a cold.

It’s worth noting that resveratrol is also found in peanuts and berries, but if we’re going to live longer and suffer from fewer colds, we’ll be using that extra time and energy to drink wine, not shell nuts. But that’ s just us…

read more at mydomaine.com

 

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New Study Proves A Glass of Red Wine is Equivalent to A Gym Session
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New Study Proves A Glass of Red Wine is Equivalent to A Gym Session

by Wine GeoAugust 17, 2016

The beneficial health news just keeps on coming.

Pretty soon, someone will come along and say that all you need is wine for a long and healthy life. Needless to say, we agree, as long as you add some toasty bread, cheese, fruits and vegetables…oh, and some exercise and healthy living. That’s all. Besides, we hate the gym.

Via m2woman.co.nz

Not too long ago, we established that drinking half a bottle of red wine before you go to bed would help in nipping off a few inches off your waistline. If that wasn’t a good enough reason, here’s one more great reason to increase your intake of the magic compound, resveratrol (that breaks down fat in your body).

According to a study by the University of Alberta in Canada, the health benefits from resveratrol are similar to effects of a modest work out: improved physical performance, better heart function and increased muscle strength.

Jason Dyck, researcher in the department of Pediatrics and the department of Pharmacology who works in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry said, “We were excited when we saw that resveratrol showed results similar to what you would see from extensive endurance exercise training.”

“I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.”

Dyck and his team will soon start testing resveratrol on diabetics with heart failure to see if the compound can improve heart function. The 10-week study is expected to start within the next few months, “We immediately saw the potential for this and thought that we identified ‘improved exercise performance in a pill.”

The team’s findings were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology. The research was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Resveratol is found in high concentrations in red wine and in the skin of grapes, blueberries, peanut butter and dark chocolate. So if you don’t like red wine then you can consume the beneficial compound in the aforementioned foods.

read more at m2woman.co.nz

 

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Advantages of Drinking Wine Everyday
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Advantages of Drinking Wine Everyday

by Wine GeoAugust 15, 2016

The good health news never ends, so grab a glass. Cheers!

Via steptohealth.com

Many doctors advise their patients to drink a glass of red wine a day because it is good for their health. Many people closely follow this advice but they don’t always know the real reasons why a professional recommends this. They just follow it because their doctor said to. Find out what the advantages of drinking wine everyday are.

Wine is good for you if you drink appropriate amounts of it, which, according to experts, is one glass a day. But, be careful because it’s not just any wine, it has to be red wine. It’s also not a matter of drinking it anytime you want: it has to be at dinner or lunch (the first option is better because of convenience. If you’re working and your mouth smells like wine, it won’t go over well).

Several studies have concluded all of this information. They confirm that a glass of red wine a day helps prevent many cardiovascular diseases for men as well as women. It can also be used to treat diseases and disorders like diabetes, dementia, and osteoporosis. Although wine is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks in the world, its advantages have only been discovered a little while ago. Previously, it was only drank to have fun, relax, accompany meals, or drink something different.

Related: The Scientific Evidence That Wine Makes You Healthy And Happy

Many people may wonder why it has to be red wine and not any other kind (rosé, white, sparkling). There are many reasons. Thus, it is best to know a little more about this drink. It is made with the juice from red grapes which are picked from the vine in a process called “the harvest”. The bunches can be picked by hand or with scissors, or with special machinery as well. Select wines have a more manual and home process that range from the planting and care of the vine, to the collection, transport, and preparation of the wine.

read the rest about the health benefits at steptohealth.com

Images courtesy of Fredrik Rubensson, F Delventhal, akash Mehra, Dinner Series, Martin Cathrae

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Scientific Evidence Wine Makes You Healthier and Happier
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Scientific Evidence Wine Makes You Healthier and Happier

by Wine GeoApril 9, 2016
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Evidence Shows How 3 Glasses of Wine Can Change the World’s Mood.

So grab some friends, a couple bottles of wine, maybe a camera and do your part to tip the global mood balance in the right direction.


 

Well, ok, the evidence is not from an actual scientist, but, how about a visual scientist that clearly proved several glasses of wine can put us in a better mood. Brazilian photographer, Alberti, started by inviting his friends to his studio at the end of their work day.

“There is a saying about wine that I really like and it’s something like this: ‘The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love and the third glass is about mayhem,’ ” the Brazilian photographer  “I really wanted to see it for myself if that affirmation was, in fact, true.”

Alberti catches them still set in work mode, or with stress from rush hour traffic, as he takes his first photo. Then the fun begins with the first glass of wine. After every glass of wine he shoots another photo and the data clearly shows that wine can change your mood. Read More..

More Evidence That Wine Is Good For Your Health

dailymail.co.ukFor the first time it has been shown that drinking alcohol releases feel-good chemicals in an area of the human brain often referred to as the ‘pleasure centre’. The rush of chemicals released in specific brain locations after drinking produce feelings of pleasure and reward. Previously scientists had deduced from animal studies that the pleasurable effects of alcohol come from the release of endorphin’s in the brain. Read more…

 

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/07/alcoholic-drinks-with-surprising-health-benefits/21340268/Kombucha’s great and all, but sometimes you want a drink with health benefits and a bit more of a kick to it. Luckily, that’s not impossible! … Red wine can raise your body’s HDL, which is the “good” type of cholesterol. 4. Grin and Bear It Bad … Alcoholic drinks with surprising health benefits – AOL News

 

 

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Wine Will Help You Lose Weight? | Wine Geographic
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Wine Will Help You Lose Weight? | Wine Geographic

by Wine GeoMarch 18, 2016

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If enough of this conversion happens it can partially prevent obesity, explains one of the study authors, Min Du, a professor of animal sciences. Resveratrol is not alone in this capability. It is one in a group of antioxidants called polyphenols that are Does wine help you lose weight?

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First Hangover-Free Wine?
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First Hangover-Free Wine?

by Wine GeoMarch 20, 2015

 

Improper malolactic fermentation generates the toxic byproducts that cause hangover symptoms.

Scientists at the University of Illinois may have figured out how to alter the genetics of yeast. This could lead to improved health benefits or even reduced hangovers for wine lovers. Their discovery may allow them to perform mutations that will increase the production of “healthful component resveratrol.”

Phys.org reports that Yong-Su Jin — the university’s principal investigator in the Energy Biosciences Institute — and his group have used a new “genome knife” to “do precise metabolic engineering of polyploid Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains that have been widely used in the wine, beer, and fermentation industries.”

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