What a Daily Dose of Wine Can Do for Your Health

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It’s not everyday that someone will tell you that alcohol can actually be good for you, right? Turns out that drinking wine in moderation can actually be good for you. We’ve listed the health benefits of wine so that you can now enjoy this guilty pleasure but minus the guilt. Check out these surprising effects of wine on your body.

Hair

Who knew there are red wine benefits for hair. Well, there are quite a few.

  • We’ve all heard of beer shampoo, hair masques, yada yada. Leave all that. Now start washing your hair with red wine. It’s an excellent conditioner. It can really bring back that fluff and bounce that you miss so much. Rinse your hair in red wine either before or after shampooing on a regular basis to get that silky, smooth Bollywood shine.
  • Dull hair getting you down? Fear no more, red wine is here. Red wine is loaded with tons of antioxidants which can repair damaged hair. Apply red wine on your hair to reduce frizziness and fix that dry texture. Wine can also promote natural hair growth and hair regeneration.

Skin

  • Wine facials are becoming increasingly popular. They leave your skin glowing and helps with removing tan and blemishes. A red wine facial can also have therapeutic de-stressing properties.
  • Red wines are filled with antioxidants like flavonoids and tannins which are very good at fighting aging and free radicals. Red wine is also packed with amino acids which can boost skin renewal and prevent damage caused due to harmful sun rays. This is just one of the many benefits of wine for skin.

Apart from these benefits, wine has always been known to contain anti-aging properties, lower cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels and contain anti-inflammatory properties that protect the body from diseases caused due to inflammation. Always remember though, when we say wine is good for you, we mean in moderation. The recommended amount a day for women is around 5 ounces (150 ml) and 10 ounces (300 ml) for men.

So How Do You Choose?

Pinot Noir

These wines are known to contain some of the highest concentrations of resveratrol. Resveratrol is known to reduce inflammations. Wines that have been aged for a long period have reduced levels of resveratrol. Keep this in mind when you are sourcing your Pinot Noir.

Carbernet Sauvignon

These wines contain high concentrations of procyanidins. Procyanidins are polyphenols that can reduce inflammation and improve blood flow. Carbernet Sauvignons are known for their dry profiles.

Madirans

Madiran wines are made from Tannat grapes. These are again known to have high concentrations of procyanidins. Madari wines which are produced through traditional aging methods are a better choice as those methods tend to keep the compounds intact. Merlots and shiraz are also known to contain procyanidins so you can choose from among them too.

Did you know, that the sweeter the wine, the lower the levels of flavonoids in it? Dry red wines contain higher levels of antioxidants. Choose wines which are preserved with traditional aging techniques as those tend to preserve higher levels of antioxidants.

You now have a good enough excuse to enjoy your wine daily, choose wisely!

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