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Women’s Health… and Wine!

Health Benefits of Wine

Wine is an alcoholic beverage that’s easy for many of us to love. The thought of wine having health benefits makes that glass of vino more enjoyable. Studies show that moderate red wine consumption provides some heart health benefits. The antioxidant, resveratrol, is found in red wine and can help prevent cardiovascular disease and increase HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol.

The health benefits of drinking wine come from moderate consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day. Be sure to drink in moderation to avoid turning these benefits into dangers. Below are a few more health benefits of red wine: 

·         Lowers blood sugars: Red wine is also abundant in polyphenols. The polyphenols in wine interact with cells involved with the regulation of blood sugar. Enjoying a small glass of wine with your largest meal may help lower your blood glucose levels.

·         Reduces stress: Moderate wine drinkers tend to have less stress in their lives. Studies have found there is an association between moderate alcohol intake and lower levels of depression and anxiety. 

·         Improves sleep: While most research proves that drinking alcohol can interfere with sleep, some personalities may find a small glass of wine relaxing and may help them drift into a deeper sleep pattern.

There is, however a disclaimer. While the news about red wine might sound great, doctors are cautious about encouraging anyone to start drinking alcohol especially if you have a family history of alcohol abuse. Too much alcohol can have many harmful effects on your body.

Join Touro for a Ladies Night Out: Women, Heart Health, & Wine

Join Touro Infirmary for a Ladies Night Out & Wine Tasting! Learn about women’s wellness, heart health, nutrition and enter to win raffle prizes. Plus, mingle with some of your favorite Touro physicians.

Must be 21 or older to attend. $10 per person includes wine tasting and heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

>> CLICK HERE to register or call (504) 897-8500. 

Tickets may also be purchased at time of event.

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