I love me some wine! I know a lot of us young women drink wine, and probably lots of it. Long day? You grab some wine. Girls night? You grab some wine. Date night with bae? You grab even more wine. I know people also say wine is high in sugar so sometimes we feel like we have to cut back. However, there are some big benefits of moderately drinking wine too.
According to wideopeneats.com a healthy glass size of wine is 5 oz. For women, one glass is considered healthy and for men it’s two glasses. I know more women that drink wine than men so I’m sure we can agree this sounds a bit unfair. I’m sure it’s okay to sneak a second glass of wine in every now and then without being considered unhealthy. But for the definitive health benefits, here we go:
IT PROMOTES LONGEVITY
“Resveratrol has been touted as a longevity promoter—a natural way to slow aging and fight cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes,” says Harvard Health Letter. Resveratrol is found in several different foods, including red and white win.
IT REDUCES THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
Insulin resistance contributes to the high rate of people with type 2 diabetes but Resveratrol has been proven to improve sensibility to insulin. This can actually lower the rough estimate of 29.1 million people that suffer from the disease.
IT CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL
The procyanidins in red wine that promote a healthy heart also promote lower cholesterol. This compound is commonly found in red wine, and is good for your blood vessels and may possibly be one of the factors contributing towards the long life spans of the people from the southwest of France, say researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute.
Knowing these few health benefits may make it more enjoyable to drink wine because you are being healthy in style. So, now when you sneak that second glass of wine you won’t feel too bad about it.
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Jasmine Barlow is a twenty-six years young woman born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She graduated with her B.A in Mass Communications from SUNY Oswego. Jasmine currently works in finance but is passionate about writing. She recently launched Wolrab On Wednesday, a discussion forum to engage both young men and women in discussions about taboo topics. Check her out on Instagram: @wolrabonwednesdays & @wolrab_ .