I know how tough it is to achieve that chiseled, toned body. It takes months of dedication and perseverance to attain that level and is equally difficult to maintain it especially when you are not able to satisfy your cravings. But what if I tell you that you can indulge into one of them and still not worry about your workouts going down the drain.
Yes, I’m not lying. There are times when all we desire is a sip of wine. Fitness enthusiasts are often sceptical about indulging in such sessions. But do you know that drinking wine in moderate quantities is actually great for your brain and health. Here are the benefits that wine has to offer:
Reduces the risk of Dementia
According to a study conducted by Columbia University, moderate drinkers have 23% less chance of developing dementia as compared to the non-drinkers.
Reduces the risk of Colon cancer
It has been noticed that moderate consumption of red wine reduces the risk of colon cancer by 45% relative to non-drinkers. Source: American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.
Reduces the risk of stroke
Red wine contains resveratrol which is said to reduce the risk of strokes caused due to blood-clot by almost 50% in the people who are moderate drinkers. Source: Study by Columbia university, 2006
Reduces the risk of type-2 diabetes
Red wine contains polyphenols that helps in maintaining blood sugar levels thereby reducing the risk of diabetes in moderate drinkers by 30%
Source: Study by Queen Mary University in London, 2006
Reduce the risk of heart attack
Red wine contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease and attacks. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France are seen to have more amounts of procyanidins.
Source: Study by Queen Mary University in London, 2006.
Slows down the ageing process
Although, wine is believed to possess anti-ageing properties for thousands of years it has now been proved in a study by Harvard university that resveratrol and SIRT1 gene present in red wine have anti-ageing effects.
Increases Omega-3 fatty acids levels
Wine is seen to increase omega-3 levels in your plasma and red blood cells. Moderate wine drinkers have higher omega-3 levels as compared to the non-drinkers.
So next time you crave for it, do not hesitate and make a drink for yourself. When your brain is even happy for it, so should you. Well I’m surely sipping off the most expensive bottle of wine tonight. What’s your plan?