The connoisseurs of wine need no introduction to the fabulous all-sense pleaser drink that is white wine. But those who’ve never tasted anything beyond a cola drink need to drop their fizzy little cans and make way for the gorgeous looking and exquisitely tasting white wine. Made up from the grape juice and grape skins of the green or yellowish colored grapes, it’s called white because the wine extracted from these grapes is lighter in color when compared to the red wine that is extracted from the red grapes. But it’s not exactly white in color, rather pale yellow or golden. However mind you, for it is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grape juice with the use of yeast that converts the sugar into alcohol and as such, should be consumed only in moderation. Although an alcoholic drink, white wine is not without its fair share of benefits. But these benefits act advantageously only when the drink is consumed in moderation and consumed with other elements of a healthy diet. This explains as to why this millennium old drink was considered a must have in many cultures and is still consumed as a common tradition in many European and American countries wherein every meal is accompanied by a glass or two of wine. If reading till now has given you a nudge towards consuming it with your meals, read further to know about its benefits.
Health Benefits Of White Wine
Reduced Heart Diseases
Studies have shown that consuming a glass or two of white wine, accompanied by solid and healthy meals, reduces the risk of coronary or heart diseases including congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases by kicking out the bad cholesterol from the body and raising the level of good cholesterol. In turn, this good cholesterol thins the blood and prevents clogging up of the arteries. This benefit is further promoted to newer levels if backed by healthy diet and regular exercising.
Reduced Risk Of Cancer
Again, studies have shown that moderate consumption of white wine (1-2 glasses accompanied by healthy diet) prevents the risk of cancer formation. The anti-oxidant properties present in the white wine fights against the free radicals present in our body that are known to cause damage on a cellular level and promote cancerous formation in our body. Research has also shown that the anti-oxidants present in the white wine help improve the lungs functioning and strengthen the bones.
Lowers Risk Of Diabetes, Strokes and Cataracts
It has been proved that regular and moderate consumption of white wine (1-2 glasses accompanied by a healthy diet) lowers the risk of diabetes. White wine, along with the anti-oxidants, also has an important compound known as resveratrol that helps to fend off the type II diabetes by regulating the insulin levels in the diabetics. Several studies have also shown a reduced risk of a heart stroke by preventing the blood clots formation. It also helps in prevention of cataract.
Having said all this, you can only encash on these white wine benefits if you are game to consume it in moderation. Being an alcoholic has greater set of health problems. Drink safe!