The Health Benefits of Drinking a Glass of Wine

A glass a day keeps the doctor away! Learn more here about the different health benefits of drinking a glass of wine. This is a resolution you can stick with.

As it gets closer and closer to the new year, everyone thinks about resolutions. Year after year, one of the top resolutions people make is the goal of getting healthy. They want to work out more, eat better, cut back on sugars—the list goes on. But many people give up on such goals incredibly quickly. 

Take wine, for example. Maybe your resolution is to cut back on drinking come 2021. People falter, though, by making their goal an inaccurate, vague resolution. They say, “I won’t drink anything for this whole year!”. Narrow it down and be specific; only then can you actually achieve your goals. Instead, the idea of limiting wine intake can be more beneficial and help people stay more consistent. 

But how does that impact your goal to get healthy? There are actually quite a few health benefits of drinking a glass of wine. Sure, you don’t want to choose the sugar-full option, but you don’t have to go cold turkey either. Learn more about these different benefits below!

Red Wine is Heart Healthy

You’ve probably heard it before—red wine is good for your heart. Now, in comparison to exercising and a healthier diet, it’s not as big of a factor. But the antioxidants in red wine, polyphenols, help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. For example, resveratrol is one antioxidant that, among other things, is known to help prevent damage to blood vessels.

Again, this isn’t saying a glass of red wine a day will counteract habits that aren’t as healthy, but it’s not known to make it worse!

Red Wine’s Nutrients Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

The new year can make us quite reminisce. But as we get older, memories can slip further and further away—and people want to avoid that as much as possible. Some people think it’s inevitable, but there are quite a few ways to hold onto memories. Drinking wine is one of those methods.

As we discussed, resveratrol helps prevent damage to blood vessels open, allowing a free-moving supply of oxygen and glucose to move to the brain. There have even been studies asking women older than 70 to take memory quizzes base on their wine intake!

Red Wine Can Give You Healthier Skin

Did you know that wine can give you healthier skin? Those polyphenols in red wine really do some great things for your body. In this case, it works as something to sip on or even bathe in! When applied directly to the skin, it can inhibit the growth of acne-reducing bacteria. Who doesn’t want a fresh glow!

When you sip on a glass a day, it can stimulate blood circulation and prevent wrinkle formation. The important aspect to remember here is too much can quickly tip you in the other direction—dehydration and aging effects.

So when it comes to completing your New Year’s resolutions, think about pulling back—not completely cutting out. If you want to give people great wine to enjoy in moderation, you can always send along some corporate wine gifts, gifts for family, or even sign up for our tasting packages. Partner with WTSO for wine knowledge, wine tips, and of course, great wine!


    • According to some, Pinot Noir is one of the best with a higher amount of resveratrol than most other red varietals. Hope that helps!

  • Wow, I never knew that liquor, such as wine, can be good for the heart since the antioxidants can help with the blood vessels. I’m having guests this weekend, and they will be coming in the evening. They are my coworkers and I invited them to hangout to destress from our jobs, because this week has been really tiring for us. I was thinking of what’s the best beverage to offer them besides water or juice. Since I came across your article, I’ll make sure to find the best local wines here in town.

    • Hi Luke!
      Thanks for reaching out to us and giving your feedback! If you have any inquiries or need any wine recommendations please feel free to reach out to our customer service department

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