Studies continue to prove the health benefits of drinking wine when taken in moderation. Although all types of wines can be healthy, California organic wines and other organic wines are said to be even better. Here are five reasons why.
1. More antioxidants
Red wines are especially rich in resveratrol, a polyphenol or powerful antioxidant that’s found in the grape skin and juice. Antioxidants help your body fight off toxins and free radicals that can damage your organs and cells.
According to studies, resveratrol promotes longevity and health by increasing the activity of sirtuins, proteins that protect your body against aging diseases. Several studies also suggested that drinking wine may lead to longer life spans, as long as it’s consumed moderately. So, if you want to improve your immunity against age-related diseases, make room for California organic wines in your diet. Be sure to drink it moderately.
2. Improve brain health
Our memory naturally declines as we age, but some people develop Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory decline and other poor memory conditions may be prevented by the nutrients found in the best organic wine.
Dementia is a persistent or chronic disorder of the mental process that gradually occurs during old age. Studies found that drinking wine can help reduce the risk of developing that condition, including Alzheimer’s. This effect is attributed to the high levels of resveratrol in wines. The antioxidant helps keep blood vessels open to ensure the proper delivery of glucose and supply to the brain. And if you want to drink wine and make new memories, you might want to consider booking a visit to one of the best wineries in Santa Ynez.
3. Improve mood
Depression is a serious disorder that can negatively impact the way you think, feel, and deal with daily activities. It may sound contradictory, but alcohol consumption—particularly a glass of wine every now and then—has been shown to help improve its symptoms.
PREDIMED conducted a seven-year study of 5,500 light to moderate drinkers and discovered that those who drank two to seven glasses of wine in one week were less prone to depression than those who didn’t. That said, you should drink in moderation as heavy drinking can worsen the condition. Avoid taking antidepressants with wine, too.
And if you’re feeling a bit down, perhaps visiting one of the best wineries in Santa Ynez to unwind and enjoy nature could also lift your spirits.
4. Healthier skin
Drinking alcohol is known to dehydrate skin, but moderate consumption of organic wines may help improve the signs of skin aging. That’s because of the high antioxidant content in wines. Wine also stimulates blood circulation to prevent skin aging and wrinkle formation. When applied directly to the skin, the best organic wine can prevent acne-causing bacteria, rejuvenate skin, create a natural glow, and increase skin elasticity.
5. Boost immunity
Researchers found that drinking wine daily may improve the immune system because it’s rich in antioxidants. Ethanol, a chemical component of wine and alcoholic beverages, is also found to help boost the potency of vaccinations.
Discover more of the benefits of organic wines at Coquelicot Estate Vineyard. We’re a certified organic vineyard and our winery is CCOF Certified Organic, too. That means there are no harsh chemicals in our winemaking process.