August 2, 2019

Do Wine Drinkers Live Longer?

Wine CorkToday, we are going to answer an age-old question: Do wine drinkers live longer than those who do not drink wine?

The quest for longevity can be traced back to many different sources and studies. Good sleep and exercise. Live your life stress-free and make sure you laugh every day. Don’t eat unhealthy food all the time. Drink coffee. Don’t drink coffee. Who knows? However, there may be an answer to the question you’ll be interested to hear. Can drinking wine extend your life?

Let’s find out!

The Health Effects of Wine

Before we answer that question, you need to learn about the health effects of drinking wine.

We all know that drinking alcohol can have negative effects on one’s health. Drinking too much wine or any kind of alcohol may cause addiction, depression, and a myriad of other physical and mental health problems. However, we are focused on the positive health benefits of drinking wine in moderation that may lead to a long and well-lived life.

Now pour yourself a glass and let’s begin.

  • Drinking certain wine provides the body with more antioxidants to help protect your cells.
  • Moderate wine consumption can help ward off infections and help keep your immune system in check.
  • High levels of silicon in red wine can help increase your body’s bone density.
  • Moderate consumption of wine — and alcohol in general — can prevent blood clotting and subsequently lower your risk for stroke.
  • The tannins found in wine, specifically red wine, contain procyanidins that have shown to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.
  • Drinking wine can decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
  • A daily glass of wine can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
  • The risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer can be reduced by drinking a glass of wine socially.
  • The chemicals in certain wines may prevent neurons in your brain from dying off, thus improving your overall cognitive functions.

Here’s the big one – longevity. The secret to living longer resides in your daily glass of wine. That secret is called resveratrol, a flavonoid found in grape skins and seeds. It has often been said that resveratrol may activate longevity-related proteins in your body, improve insulin sensitivity, and improve your cell’s mitochondrial function, which plays a large role in the aging process.

That’s enough science for one day!

Enjoy a Glass of Wine at Cork Bar & Restaurant Today

While it’s not a guarantee that drinking wine will make you live until you’re 120, it’s an excuse to stop by our bar for a glass of merlot, chardonnay, or the wine of your choice. Don’t worry about the future just yet; instead, enjoy yourself tonight at Cork Bar & Restaurant. Reserve your table today!