What could be better than a glass of wine. With so many different options of wine, there’s something for everyone.
Research shows that drinking wine, in moderation, can have several health benefits. It’s suggested that drinking wine with an alcohol content of 12% to 15% can help to prevent a number of diseases.
Wine Health Benefits
According to the Mayo Clinic, in moderation red wine is heart health. This is because of polyphenols found in the wine. Polyphenols are antioxidants that may help to “protect the lining of blood vessels in the heart”. Resveratrols are also found in red wine, which could help to prevent damage to the blood vessels. This could help to reduce low-density lipoproteins and cholesterol.
Looking at white wine, there are antioxidants that are also heart healthy. According to Marketview Liquor, white wine contains antioxidants that can help to protect your heart, lungs, help to fight off colds, maintain blood sugar and improve brain function. White wine also contains flavonoids (vitamin P) that contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help to regulate cellular activity and help to fight oxidative stress. White wine has many other properties that are known to improve health, these include:
- Vitamin B6, B2 and B3
Wine Mental Health Benefits
Drinking red wine can also have mental health benefits. Moderately drinking red wine is known to reduce the risk of depression. A study from Science Direct, red wine contains resveratrol, this can help to block the enzyme that involves stress related depression and anxiety. Research shows that people who drink around 10 glasses a week or 14 units are less likely to have depression.
Which Wine Has The Least Calories
Some different wines have more calories than others. White wines tend to have less calories than red wines. Wines such as Merlot & Pinot Grigio have around 123 calories per serving.
If you are looking for a low calorie white wine, a White Riesling is usually a good choice. This contains about 120 calories and about five carbs. A drier Riesling tends to have fewer calories because it has less sugar. Another great option is a Chardonnay.
If you are looking for a low calorie red wine, a Pinot Noir contains 123 calories with four cars per five-ounce serving. Because of the wine making process, a Pinot Noir has quite a low sugar content. Another great option is a Cabernet Sauvignon.
Which Wine Has The Least Amount of Sugar
If you are looking for a wine with a low amount of sugar, the drier wines tend to be a good choice. This is because of the wine making process. The lowest-sugar wines are:
- Dry reds (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz) – 1g of sugar per 5 oz
- Dry whites (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay & Viognier) – 1.5g of sugar per 5 oz
- Low sugar sparkling wines (Brut & Extra Brut) – 2g of sugar per 5 oz
And there you have it: the health benefits of drinking wine. At Colemere, we have a range of white, red, rose and sparkling wines. Check out our range of wines at the Cellar Door.