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Wine for Health and Happiness

 

Wine-for-Health-and-Happiness-Margaret-McHenry-MaidsDrinking a glass of red or white wine with dinner can help us relax, reflect, and unwind. It gives us the chance to connect with loved ones and savor the simple beauties of life. Turn on soothing music, sit back with a glass of wine, and feel the unwanted stress and worries of the day melt away. Wine isn’t only the perfect complement to a pleasant conversation or relaxing evening.

Drinking one to two 4-ounce glasses of wine a day provides long-term health benefits for a happy life.

Live Longer
Enjoy more time with friends and family with the help of a simple glass of wine. Those who drink wine instead of beer or spirits have a 34 percent lower mortality rate (Journals of Gerontology, 2007).

Love Your Heart
Another way wine benefits health is through our hearts. Those with high blood pressure who drink wine moderately are 30 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007). The procyanidins in red wine also help prevent heart disease (Nature, 2006).

Always Remember
A few glasses of wine every week can also improve brain functionality, and prevent its decline faster than those of non-drinkers (Neuroepidemiology, 2006).

Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer
For long-term health benefits, red wine has been proven to reduce colon cancer risk by 45 percent (American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005).

Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Enjoy longer life and better health. Moderate wine drinkers are 30 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes (Diabetes Care, 2005).

Reduces Risk of Stroke
You have a lot more love and life to experience. The risk of a blood clot-related stroke is 50 percent less likely for moderate wine drinkers (Stroke, 2006).

Windows to the Soul
Take care of your eyes with the help of a glass of wine. It has been proven that moderate wine drinkers are 32 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those who drink spirits (Nature, 2003).

Choose your favorite wine, find a restful space to clear your head, and sit down to a beautiful meal with a loved one. Pour two glasses and drink to your health and happiness. Cheers!

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