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Our Award Winning Wine & The Benefits of Drinking Wine

19 July 2018

We’ve all heard that a glass of wine here and there is good for you, but how exactly does it contribute to your health? There are endless ways, from decreased mortality rate to attacking cancer cells, a little wine at the end of the day can go a long way when it comes to beneficial effect. Here are Verdicchio, we offer an Award-Winning selection of delectable Wines from all over the World.

Here are a few benefits of drinking wine:

1. IT CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS
Wine could be your answer in the battle against fighting off free radicals that cause terrible health problems such as cancer. Wine is full of antioxidants that attack free radicals when they come lurking around. When choosing your wine for antioxidants, go with a white wine.

2. IT BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
While you probably shouldn’t stop taking your daily vitamins, drinking a glass of wine daily can give your immune system a boost. Moderate consumption can ward off infections and keep your immune system in check.

3. IT INCREASES BONE DENSITY
As we get older, our bones get more brittle. Sipping on a relaxing glass of wine could increase your calcium intake. Red wine has high levels of silicon, which is great for your bone mineral density. It increases the density and reduces the chance of osteoporosis.

4. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF STROKE
Wine acts as a natural blood thinner, breaking up any blood clots that could lead to a stroke. This lower risk of blood clotting is more beneficial to females than males. Moderate consumptions obviously.

Resveratrol found in red grape skins could protect against stroke when the grapes were turned into wine.

5. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
In the battle against heart disease, taking all necessary precautions is well worth it – especially when it involves wine. The tannins found in red wine contain procyanidins – phenols which neutralize free radicals – that have shown to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease.

6. IT CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL
The procyanidins in red wine that promote a healthy heart also promote lower cholesterol.

Reservatrol also decreases LDL – bad cholesterol – while increasing the HDL – good cholesterol. This also means that red wine benefits blood pressure, so if you’re suffering from high blood pressure, it’s best to pour a glass. If you’re having trouble keeping your cholesterol levels on the good side, sip on a daily glass of medicinal red wine.

7. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
Let’s face it, diabetes flat out sucks. The good news is that if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, wine may help.

Resveratrol has been proven to improve sensibility to insulin. With insulin resistance contributing to type 2 diabetes risk, a nice glass of wine makes the list of things you can enjoy.

8. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF CANCER
In the battle against cancer, wine may be on your side. The antioxidants combat nasty free radicals that allow cancer to thrive. Red wine especially is beneficial, as the resveratrol that fights against heart disease also fights against cancerous cells.

Not that we need another excuse to drink wine, but if it can help against the vicious battle against cancer, then we’ll happily pour a glass. If you’re looking for a red high in resveratrol, then opt for a nice glass of cabernet sauvignon.

9. IT IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION
As crazy as it sounds, drinking a glass of wine is like food for the brain. Drinking a single glass has shown to improve brain function. The chemicals in red wine prevent the brain’s neurons from dying off.

As a result, it protects the brain from dementia while slowing the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The next time you do your brain exercises, drink a glass of wine to help you gear up.

10. IT PROMOTES LONGEVITY
When you hear about healthy living and longevity, the Mediterranean diet comes up frequently. At the core of that diet, beyond olive oil and vegetables, is wine. There is something magical inside the daily glass of wine that increases life span. And that magical thing is can be found at Verdicchio.

So, do yourself a favour, and come through to Verdicchio for a delicious Mediterranean meal and let us pour you a glass of wine and toast to your health.

Verdicchio Restaurant & Wine Cellar

Verdicchio Restaurant & Wine Cellar

Fourways Central, Gauteng Fine Dining, Greek, Grills, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian, Wine bar

Experience the romance of Tuscany in a setting reminiscent of an Italian Villa, where you can savour the distinctive flavours of the Mediterranean. Our guests enjoy Italian cuisine at its very best...