Wine Wednesday has become somewhat of a phenomenon, with fans touting the day as a way to make the worst day of the week just a little bit more bearable—and we agree. In fact, Wine Wednesday isn’t only good for your soul, but it’s also good for your health. Here are just a few of the purported health benefits of wine, as long as it’s consumed in moderation:
Improve Your Memory
Yes, it’s true, drinking on Wine Wednesday could actually improve your memory. Researchers discovered this by testing the memory of women in their 70s. Those who drank daily scored higher than those who didn’t. The reason why can be traced back to the fact that wine can help prevent blood vessel inflammation and blot clots, both of which can contribute to cognitive decline. So by keeping the arteries clear, wine can also keep your memory going strong.
Control Your Weight
Even though wine does contain calories, it can still help you weigh less. How is this possible? For one, if you are drinking wine, you are probably not consuming as much food—you only have so much stomach space. Just make sure to sip it so you can savor the flavor. Additionally, the alcohol intake may speed up your metabolism for up to 90 minutes after you drink it.
Boost Your Immunity
A recent British study discovered that those who drank wine daily—including on Wine Wednesday—were 11% less likely to get an infection caused by the H. pylori bacteria—the bacteria responsible for ulcers, gastritis, and stomach cancer. Even a half of a glass of wine can help prevent food poisoning caused by salmonella.
Reduce Signs of Aging
You have probably heard about the resveratrol found in red wine, and one of its superpowers is the ability to reduce the signs of aging. Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully proven that the compound found in the skins of red grapes increases the life span of the mice they tested it on. This was the first definitive link between resveratrol and its anti-aging benefits, but we are sure it won’t be the last.
As you can see, there are many health benefits of wine—and these are just the beginning. If you want to be ready for your next Wine Wednesday, then buy a wine cellar from Cellaraiders. We meticulously cellar our wine to keep it in the proper aging environment for optimal taste. Because when you open up your wine for Wine Wednesday, you want it to satisfy your taste buds just as much as it soothes your soul.