5 Things About Wine That Every Woman Should Know
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Getting friends when you’re young is easy. All you had to do was talk to another kid at the park and suddenly you’ve got yourself a new friend. But how do you get a friend when you’re an adult? The answer is: wine (obviously)!
You’ve had a long and overwhelming day. You’ve cooked dinner, finished the dishes and put your kids to sleep. Now you’re tired and want to relax with a hot bath and your new magazine. But how can you make your alone time even better? The answer is yet again: wine!
Wine makes everything better, am I right ya’ll?
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The History Of Wine
The first traces of winemaking dates back to about 6000 B.C. The vines spread to Europe from today’s Lebanon. 3000 years ago, the Phoenicians, sailors, and merchants took the vines from Asia, on their travels to the shores of the Mediterranean.
But those who have had the most impact on the European wine history, are the Romans.
They spread their knowledge throughout the European continent during their conquests. They in their turn, had learned the knowledge of winemaking from the ancient Greeks, who developed winemaking during their heyday.
Many of the most famous wine regions were landscaped by the Romans, among others. Bordeaux, Rhone, Burgundy and Moselle.Thanks to all of the Romans for bringing #wine to us! #Winelover Klicka för att Tweeta
The Social Drinking
Back in the Roman days, people drank wine like we drink water. Mostly because the water easily got contaminated and wine was clean from bacteria. But now a day when we drink wine it’s mostly because it’s a social activity.
Even though we may not drink as much wine as the Romans did, we still drink a lot. Studies have shown that we (in Sweden) drink 39 bottles of wine per person every year. And apart from wine, we also drink 132 beers, 27 hard ciders and 7 bottles of booze. That is indeed a lot, don’t you think?
Slipping into an abuse is easy if you’re not cautious. And alcohol can ruin your life and others around you.
The Health Benefits
As mention above, alcohol can be dangerous. But it can also be good for you. The list of benefits for drinking wine is long. And surprising.
1. You Become Smart
A French study showed that older women, who drank at least two glasses of wine a day, were 2.5 times more likely to score in the top 10 percent in tests.
2. Your Memory Improves
Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grapes, may help prevent memory decline that is age-related. Drinking a glass of red wine every day can help you reduce memory loss, according to researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
3. You Become Slim
Wine can help you lose weight (Yey!). A study from Washington State University and Harvard showed that two glasses of wine every night can help you contain yourself from late-night cravings.
Alcohol might also encourage your body to burn extra calories for as long as 90 minutes after drinking a glass. (If you ever feel like switching up, beer seem to have the same effect!)
4. You Stay Healthier
You only need to drink a half a glass of wine to reduce the risk of being food poisoned. A glass of wine a day reduces the risk of gastritis, ulcers, and stomach cancers with 11 per cent. Both researchers in Australia and the University of Hawaii found that one glass of wine a day seems to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer with 50 per cent.
Women who drink wine are also less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, suffer from a heart attack or stroke. Do I really need to go on?
Okey, here’s an extra benefit if I really haven’t convinced you yet.
5. Drinking Wine Keeps Aging Away
Yes, it really does! Resveratrol (as mentioned above, is found in red grapes) helps to fight the signs of aging and reduces wrinkles.
Now have I convinced you to get your drinking on?
The Amazing Beverage Called Wine
Wine drinkers have never had it as good as today. A glass of wine (Or two. Or sometimes even three!) doesn’t just taste like heaven, but it’s unbelievable healthy too. Researchers have found that a little vino reduces the risk of dementia, obesity, cancer, heart attacks, strokes. Plus, it makes you super hot.
Drink in moderation. If you suspect that yourself or someone close to you, drink too much, visit Drinkaware for more information and support.
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