You’ve had a long day at work and now it’s time to unwind your mind and have some fun with a nice glass of wine. You take your first sip and you immediately feel the weights getting lifted off of your shoulders – but one thought remains; is this a healthy choice I’m making? The answer is YES! Red wine carries a huge list of health benefits.
Taking time out of your busy schedule is super important to relax your mind, body and spirit. Having a go-go-go kind of schedule can take a toll on your body. Relaxation is important – especially work-centered world. So go ahead, don’t feel guilty and have a drink for yourself.
Wine Boosts Your Immune System
Drinking a glass of wine a day helps your body’s defense mechanisms. According to a British study, those who drink roughly a glass a day reduces their risk of Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which can cause gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer, by 11%. Wine can also guard against food poisonings like salmonella.
Suffer from memory loss? Pour yourself a glass! Wine helps with preserving your memory. Wine helps prevent clots and reduce blood vessel inflammation, both of which have been linked to cognitive decline.
Beat the Blues
Wine is a relaxer, a soother and a ‘pick-me-up’ drink. Researchers in Spain found that both women and men who drank 2 to 7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to be diagnosed with depression. Need we say more?
Reduces Risks of Multiple Cancers
We hate to mention the ‘C’ word, but we thought this was important to bring up. You would never think regular wine consumption can reduce the risks but it’s true. Regular wine consumption can help prevent colon cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. 3 to 4 glasses of red wine is enough to starve cancer cells. Include wine in your everyday, or every other day, meals and enjoy!
Clearly, a glass a day will keep the doctor away. Better yet – a glass a day with Plan C will DEFINITELY keep the doc away. Can you think of any more health benefits from wine? What’s your favorite red wine? Drop a comment below and lets discuss wine!