Five Things You’d Love To Know About Wines

Five Things You'd Love To Know About Wines

“If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life.” This quote by Robert Mondavi, the most celebrated wine producer of the Napa valley, sums up the importance of wine in the lives of human beings since times immemorial. Wine has been a topic of research and curiosity for millions of wine lovers since centuries. These studies have come up with various conclusions about this exquisite beverage. Here we enlist 5 interesting facts about wines that you’d love to know.

1. Wine is good for your health

For all your life, you’ve always known wine as an alcoholic beverage. And alcohol, you’ve been told, is bad for health. Well, your analogy is quite logical. But, the fact is, wine is actually good for your health. Research says that wine has many organic chemical compounds that make it more complex than blood serum. Also, drinking red wine in moderation is usually suggested to people with cardiovascular issues. This is because red wine contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that helps with the smooth functioning of the heart and avoids blood clots.

2. Wine is beneficial for reducing belly fat

Wine contains such nutrients that help in maintaining your lower waist circumference. Studies reveal, in comparison to most alcohol drinkers who complain of excess abdominal fat, regular wine drinkers (who have it in moderation) have lesser chances of fat accumulation near their belly. So, next time you find your spare tire going beyond 35 inches, have a dose of 1 or 2 glasses of wine and you’ll be all fine! Isn’t that an exciting way to lose belly fat?

3. Wine has more alcohol content than beer

Most people admit the fact that alcohol is bad for health. Hence, instead of drinking beer, they switch over to wine assuming it has lower alcohol content. But, the fact is, wine contains more alcohol than beer. To illustrate, a glass of wine (that contains 60 ml of wine) comprises 17.5% of alcohol. That means, when you drink 60 ml of wine, you are consuming 10 ml of alcohol. Whereas, in a glass of beer (that contains 285 ml of beer), there’s just 4% of alcohol, which means you consume only 11.4 ml of alcohol in a glass of beer!

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