Where the mind is without fear and the wine is held high … Into that freedom of enchanted compassion, dear Lord, take me, hostage!
Wine has long since been regarded as the holy sip of gods, and we, being their finest creations, strive to follow suit. A detailed look at the vibrant history of mankind reveals that wine has managed to remain the toast of distinctive occasions for centuries.
Having said that, a section of our society is still caught in the ‘to-drink-or-not-to-drink’ debate. All right, folks! We’re going to reveal some of the lesser known benefits contained in a bottle of wine, which is sure to make you reach for one.
- Long live thee!
Who doesn’t want a sip of elixir that makes them immortal? No, wine won’t make you live forever, but it can account for a prolonged and healthy life. A Finnish study among 2,468 men over a 29-year period, published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007, coerces the fact that wine drinkers have 34 percent lower mortality rate than drinkers of other alcoholic beverages.
- Beauty and health counsel
Meet your ultimate blood stimulator! That’s right: a good wine facial cleans up your dead skin cells and revitalizes your blood flow. Wine also boasts of detoxifying agents that reverse the ageing process and help to de-tan and de-stress your skin.
So instead of splurging a hefty portion of your paycheck on grooming kits, consider buying a few bottles of wine. I bet that would be a better investment.
- Wine combats cancer
Red wine contains a component called ‘quercetin’ that keeps lung cancer at bay. It also lowers the risk of breast cancer and reduces the growth of cancerous cells due to the presence of resveratrol.
- Sleep in peace
Red wine gives you peaceful sleep due to the presence of melatonin, a substance that stimulates your body clock. Consumption of a moderate amount of red wine (50 to 100 ml) before retiring to bed can guarantee sound sleep.
- Goodbye, fat days!
Studies have revealed that people who prefer drinking wine are less susceptible to putting on body fat. Moderate wine drinkers are more likely to boast of narrower waists and flatter abs as compared to those who gulp down other alcoholic beverages.
- Cold company
When you have the sniffles, wine is a better friend than humans. Researchers have confirmed that red wine can help you fight nose blocks and cold, and make breathing easier.
Wine can also lower the risk of other health issues, such as cataracts, colon cancer, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.
But let’s not forget that the biggest benefit in a glass of red wine is that it makes socializing fun! So, don’t you whine, but treat yourself to some superior red wine.