Warm up in Winter with Red Wine
Author: Tenille Date Posted:8 July 2019
Have you ever thought about whether or not you’re really using the best winter warmers to keep yourself toasty during these freezing months? There’s options upon options, a cosy beanie, a flickering fire or a warm cup of tea, but have you ever considered that the bottle of red in your wine cabinet could be your salvation? Winter wines really are a thing people, and there are more red wine benefits than we knew about and we are here to share, because we believe everybody should know how to drink red wine.
Red Wine Benefits
Calling all red wine lovers, come one, come all, come dry and come fruity because red wine is not only the top of the winter wines it also has a wide range of fabulous health benefits, making that cheeky after dinner red not so cheeky.
Come on guys, if we are going to write about red wine benefits we are going to do it right and to not start with the obvious would be a serious grape drink related crime, red wine is simply delish. If you need to know the number one on the list of red wine benefits it’s that it tastes like heaven and smells like a warm summers day. In short, when something is this yummy, it makey people happy, which in our somewhat non-factual book, is a health benefit all on its own.
It assists in preventing heart disease
A light red wine can help your blood vessels expand which improves circulation and is also an antioxidant which can help protect the blood lining of your heart vessels, what a scrumptious piece of information to pair perfectly with your winter wines this season.
It controls your cholesterol level
There are studies that also show red wine raises the level of your good cholesterol which can assist in unclogging your arteries, another brilliant cardiovascular assist from the red wine, winter wines for the win.
Can help prevent colds
Your red wine benefits aren’t strictly cardiovascular, red wine can help kill viruses and bacteria which can help prevent those common colds. How to drink red wine to help with a sore throat we hear you ask? Well if you take small sips of red wine and swallow slowly it’s believed it can help cure a sore throat, and we’ve already thrown out every throat lozenge we own.
It can help to build better bones
There’s a study that shows a connection between increased bone mineral density and moderate red wine consumption, how groovy! This study was only for women, however there is still research that suggests there could be similar red wine benefits for men’s bones as well. How many bottles of red wine can you buy at once before it’s socially unacceptable? Asking for a friend.
Will help you stay younger
People who consume wine semi regularly have been found to have up to 40 percent more antioxidants in their bodies compared to their non-wine drinking counterparts. Antioxidants prevent cell aging, who even knew you’re hoarding your youthful cells all while sipping on some delectable red wine? As far as red wine benefits go, this a personal fav.
How to drink red wine in winter
The only thing you need to know about how to drink red wine is to just drink it, in our humble and completely objective opinion. However there are actually some brilliant reasons to do so because not only are there copious amounts of red wine benefits, but a glass of red wine is actually an internal heater and can keep you nice and warm during winter.
So I present one of the coolest red wine benefits to exist. There are tannins and histamines (yes histamines, that glass of red is also making you sneeze, it can’t all be positive!) in red wine that have warming properties, combined with the increase of blood flow it naturally warms up your insides, meaning you get to make a toast while also being toasty. This brings a whole new meaning to winter wines!
Of course there are plenty of other alcoholic beverages that have the same warming effects but really, red wine is like a long, warm hug and harder liquors like vodka are a bit more like a slap on the back, and plus this article is about red wine benefits. A glass of red also goes fabulous with cheeses, crackers and various winter meals, it is really winning on all accounts, there’s no reason to take this one to a vote.
So still asking how to drink red wine? Because yes, we know this is starting to sound like we are making up reasons for a cheeky glass but this is science talking people! Red wine benefits are real and besides a cheeky red isn’t only your one way ticket to healthy town, it’s also a fabulous touch of spice and as the great Spice Girls once said, Spice Up Your Life.
So I guess what we are really saying is that an apple a day may keep that doctor away, but a glass of red wine a day can help with your cholesterol, your bones, your youth and keep you warm, so do you really need any further reasons to crack open that bottle? Plus red wine is so much more scrumptious than an apple, we know which remedy we’ll be using, hint, we’ll be drinking it.