At the end of a long workweek, there’s no better remedy than enjoying a glass of wine with friends. Whether you prefer a dry Cabernet or a sweet Riesling, it’s important to understand which wines provide the most health benefits, and how. Go ahead, have a glass of vino, and read up on the variety of health benefits moderate wine drinking can provide. Cheers!
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which have been proven to protect against heart disease. A Study published in Nature describes wines from Sardinia and southwest France as containing the most procyanidins than any other wine.
Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack
A 16 –year Harvard Public Health study proved that moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack than non-drinkers.
Decrease Risk of Cataracts
According to a study of over one thousand individuals in Iceland, moderate wine drinkers are 32 percent less likely to develop cataracts than non-drinkers.
Lower Risk of Colon Cancer
The moderate consumption of red wine has been proven to cut the risk of colon cancer by 45%. A Stony Brook University study over 2,000 individuals determined that drinking one glass of red wine a day reduced an individual’s chance of developing colon cancer.
Reduced Risk of Stroke
In a study completed by Columbia University researchers, it was proven that the possibility of suffering a blood-clot related stroke drops by half for individuals who consume moderate amounts of alcohol.
The antioxidant resveratrol found in red wine protects against cell damage and prevents age-related mental decline. This means, drinking one glass of red wine a day can help you maintain a sharp memory!
Replaces the Treadmill
Drinking a glass of red wine may not equal 30 minutes of jogging, but it can provide heart-healthy benefits necessary for a long, healthy life.
Enjoy Happy Hour at Basta Pasta
For over 12 years, Basta Pasta has been providing Marylanders with delicious Italian specials cooked from fresh, delicious, high-quality ingredients. Enjoy a taste of classic Italian food with spectacular pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and sumptuous fine Italian wines. To make a reservation at our Timonium, Fallston, Perry Hall, or Eldersburg location, contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. To find out more about our menu, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Don’t feel like going out? Order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy Basta Pasta at the comfort of your dining room table.