The Virtues of Having a Glass of Wine (or Two)

The Virtues of Having a Glass of Wine (or Two)
October 7, 2014 admin

Our friends over at Shape Magazine have some great information in store for us! Having a glass of vino (or two) ain’t that bad, but that doesn’t mean go crazy. Everything in moderation!

There’s more to a glass of vino than looking cool a la Olivia Pope or getting a little buzz. There’s actually a wealth of benefits in that red.

A compound called piceatannol, found in red wine, may inhibit the development of fat cells.
Enjoying a small daily glass of wine (up to 5 ounces) is correlated with lower levels of depression.
Moderate wine consumption may lower your risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
A diet high in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, can lead to improved cardiovascular function.
Moderate alcohol drinkers, including wine drinkers, performed better on cognitive tests than nondrinkers.