Today is National Drink Wine Day! While every day can be a wine drinking day, this is yet another reason to drink wine today. Wine does have its benefits after all, thanks to being high in antioxidants and other nutrients. Moderate drinkers of wine have lower risks of liver disease, type II diabetes, certain kinds of cancers, heart attack, and stroke. It also can reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good (HDL). Red wine tends to have more direct health advantages, but white wine boasts some as well, such as potentially reducing risk of kidney disease.
Drinking wine includes other benefits as well. When paired with the right meal, it enhances the flavors of spices, fruits, and sauces. A glass of wine helps relax us. Learning about wine keeps our minds sharp, too. Last but not least, drinking wine can be a social activity, such as at a nice dinner with family and friends. Science has long proven that meaningful relationships and strong social ties aids longevity.
Grab your favorite vintage and celebrate National Drink Wine Day for your health!