When you think of wine, what words come to mind? Relaxing. Nice. Pleasant. Fun time with friends and family. A good way to wind down after a long day at work or school. All of these are reasons why adults drink wine! But there is also an array of health benefits that come from drinking it too, such as improving heart health and reducing the risk of stroke by up to 50%. So pour yourself a glass (or two) tonight!
1. It makes you more relaxed.
The chemical in wine that makes you feel relaxed is called dopamine. Studies have shown how the brain can release relaxing chemicals when we consume substances like alcohol, caffeine and chocolate. Drinking a glass of wine may help your body to relax which can lead to better sleep quality at night.
It boosts your creativity. Wine has been shown to increase creative thinking by up to 60%. The reasons for this are not fully understood but some believe it could be because alcohol reduces factors such as performance anxiety or self-consciousness allowing people’s minds go into overdrive and ideas start flowing more freely than usual. It also increases serotonin levels which make us happier – so what’s not to love?
2. Wine is a nice way to socialize with friends and family.
Gatherings with wine in hand can improve conversations. There’s something about a glass of wine that encourages people to be more open and friendly with one another.
You will find the company is friendlier, too. Whether it’s on business or much-needed R&R, you can drink responsibly without feeling guilty because there are many benefits of drinking wine!
When experiencing life’s ups and downs, taking time for yourself seems difficult but necessary to maintain balance in your life cycle. A little bit of fun goes a long way when trying to stay focused on what matters most in life: family, friends, health and happiness…and sometimes just a nice bottle of vino does the trick nicely while making memories along the way!
3. Drinking wine can improve your heart health, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke by up to 50%.
Wine can lower blood pressure and help prevent depression, a cardiovascular disease. In one study, 20 minutes of exposure to red wine boosted brain levels of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine in volunteers by 31%.
In another study from Italy, men who drank two glasses per day had an 18% reduction in heart arrhythmias , 22% reduction in sudden cardiac death, a 36% reduction in coronary events and an 11% lower risk of mortality.
Finally, wine can also help with weight loss because it reduces appetite by up to 20%.
4. It boosts your creativity.
Wine has been shown to increase creative thinking by up to 60%. The reasons for this are not fully understood but some believe it could be because alcohol reduces factors such as performance anxiety or self-consciousness allowing people’s minds go into overdrive and ideas start flowing more freely than usual.
5. It improves your sex life.
Studies have shown that alcohol can increase sexual desire in both men and women, which is probably because it lowers inhibitions or increases hormone levels such as testosterone (which also affects libido). Alcohol has been linked to more frequent intercourse, increased enjoyment of the act, and a higher frequency of orgasms for women. A 2008 study found that people who drank one glass of wine an hour before going out had 75% more sex than those who didn’t drink at all on their night out!
Drinking red wine has so many wonderful benefits and it’s clear to see that the science behind its healthful qualities is more than just anecdotal. This article will help you understand how drinking a glass of red wine every day can improve your heart health, boost creativity and even improve your sex life. If any of these reasons are enough for you to reach for this delicious drink, we hope our blog post helped!