Health Benefits To Drinking Wine?

by | Last updated Nov 1, 2019 | Published on Nov 1, 2019 | Blog

DUH! We have always known there are definitely benefits to drinking wine…but health benefits? That will take some studies! So we are doing/ sipping in the hope of educating ourselves – and our customers…and drinking wine. We must always drink the wine!

When choosing your wine for antioxidants, go with red.

Antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols may help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. A polyphenol called resveratrol is one substance in red wine that’s gotten attention.

Next time you open a good bottle of wine, don’t forget to sniff before you sip. Not only is smelling the wine an important part of the tasting process, but it could also be good for your brain health.

New research published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that master sommeliers—who were described in the study as “experts in wine and thus in olfaction”—could be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s than people in other professions.

Scientists at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas examined brain scans of sommeliers against a test group of people in other professions, and found that the sommeliers had “enhanced volume” in certain parts of their brain. Basically, according to the scans, their brains were thicker in certain places, specifically those tied to smell and memory.

“There were regional activation differences in a large area involving the right olfactory and memory regions, with heightened activation specifically for sommeliers during an olfactory task,” stated the study.

“This is particularly important given the regions involved, which are the first to be impacted by many neurodegenerative diseases,” said the researchers. “Overall, these differences suggest that specialized expertise and training might result in enhancements in the brain well into adulthood.”

So, smelling wine now could pay health benefits later.

What about recent research supporting wine consumption for clients with diabetes? An Austrian study that showed polyphenols in red wine bound to the same protein as the type 2 diabetes drug rosiglitazone.

“However, as the National Health Service in the United Kingdom pointed out, the results of this in vitro study does not mean type 2 diabetics should drink wine instead of taking their medication,” “ there shouldn’t be any harm in having a small amount of dry red wine with the meal, and in fact it may even help with insulin resistance in those afflicted.”

“There’s enough data to resist chastising clients with diabetes who partake in moderate wine consumption but not enough to recommend wine to those who don’t already drink.

Drinking wine appears to be good for the lungs, a University at Buffalo study has shown, and in this case, the primary credit goes to white wine rather than red.

“This finding may indicate that nutrients in wine are responsible for the positive effect of alcoholic beverages on lung function,” “Red wine in moderation has been shown to be beneficial for the heart, but in this case the relationship was stronger for white wine.”

The research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Ralph Hochstetter Medical Research Fund (Buswell Fellowship) at UB and Research for Health in Erie County.

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