Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits-Women and Wine-Red Rules

A glass of wine a night may do more than arouse the taste buds of women...


The properties found within red wine when drunk in moderation have been shown to reduce heart disease and decrease the inflammation found within arthritis in women. And depending on the amount of wine consumption and the type of cancer, the drinking of red wine can decrease the rate of cancer.


Red wine contains compounds that help ward off pathogens known to cause food-borne illness. With wine's combination of ethanol, low pH, and phytochemicals—such as resveratrol, which is also known for its antioxidant properties—strings of E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella can’t endure the chemical cocktail.


Consuming a glass of red wine before dinner may help shed a few pounds by increasing a woman’s sense of fullness. However, it can also hurt a weight loss program because the wine reduces the focus on appropriate eating. In other words, after a little too much wine, the bag of potato chips may become irresistible.


Red wine may increase a woman’s libido. Consuming a glass of wine may diminish a woman’s stress level and increase her focus on her partner, ultimately creating a more intimate sexual experience. But can’t a Cosmopolitan do the same? Researchers believe certain chemical compounds in red wine increase blood flow to one’s erogenous areas, ultimately causing an influx of sexual stimulation.


But imbibers beware: Before you load your wine rack with red varieties in hopes of strengthening your heart or luring out your inner sex goddess, these results should be taken lightly. There are some studies with conflicting results, and as with most things - moderation is key.


Read the complete article at http://www.Winemag.com/womenwine.


Here's a little music to go along with the red wine theme...



Do you enjoy a glass of wine with/before dinner? 

4 comments:

  1. Love when something that's yummy is also good for you!

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  2. Moderation? nah! Kidding. I love your useful information you share! Seriously, I would rarely read about these things on my own and I usually feel smarter after reading your posts....I might just be able to beat my brother in law at a trivia contest if I keep reading your blog Laima! :) I love red wine! And red wine loves me. And most people love me on red wine.

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  3. Red wine is my drink of choice. I love all kinds too--malbec is my current fave. I generally only ever have a glass or two with dinner on the weekend, however. I do find that it diminishes my ability to control my intake!

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  4. Um, yes please! Malbec is a favorite of mine as well. For some reason I like it after dinner-it actually reduces my appetite. Strange!

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