Make Raising a Glass One of Your New Year’s Resolutions
As the new year begins, many of us have made our list of resolutions with a strong focus on instituting some healthy habits after a busy, boozey, food-fueled holiday season. Before you commit to dry January, research shows that there are a number of health benefits to drinking wine. While moderation is key, here are five interesting facts to keep in mind (and help lessen the guilt!) should you feel the urge to enjoy a glass or two as you ease into 2019.
1. Turn back the clock. The resveratrol (a naturally occurring chemical) found in wine initiates a protein that acts as an anti-aging agent, promoting longevity. We’ll cheers to that!
3. Moderate wine consumption can ward off infections and keep your immune system in check. With temperatures dropping, there’s no better time for a boost.
4. Procyanidin (condensed tannins) is found in red wine and helps lower cholesterol levels. Sip a glass of Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon to keep cholesterol levels on the good side.
5. Wine is said to improve brain function! The chemical balance of red wine, like a La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, has been found to prevent neurons in the brain from dying off, protecting the brain from dementia.
Cheers to 2019!