GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — There are benefits to drinking wine other than the taste. Some very good benefits in-fact, like decreasing your chances of a heart attack and lowering your risk of heart disease. We’ve outlined 5 reasons why you should pour a glass on National Drink Wine Day!
1. You can live longer
Drinking wine promotes a long life. A Finnish study reported moderate wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than those that drink other types of alcoholic beverages.
2. Keeps the insulin shots away
Moderate wine consumption can decrease your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes. A 12-year study by Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center found that moderate wine drinkers cut their chances of developing diabetes by 30 percent.
3. Helps you see clearly for a lifetime
Drinking wine decreases the chances of developing cataracts. A study from Iceland concluded that study participants were less likely to develop cataracts by 32 percent than those that didn’t drink wine.
4. Keeps your heart healthy
Drinking wine reduces your risk of a heart attack. A Harvard School of Public Health study showed that people that drank wine in moderation reduced their chances of having a heart attack by 30 percent.
5. Helps you to avoid heart disease
Wine drinkers lower their risk of heart disease. A study from the Queen Mary University in London showed that red wine contains properties that protect against heart disease.
Go ahead and take a sip! After all, it’s good for your health.