Freaky Friday: Cheers to Treats, Not Tricks!

It’s that time of the year when we start to indulge a little more and if we can stick to the serving size we will be doing ourselves a favor. If you’re not a red wine drinker, no worries! It’s not just red wine that has these magical properties but alcohol in general. But to keep the Halloween hosting simple, let’s talk red wine! The key component is a substance called resveratrol which is found in the skin of wine grapes (and also found in some other berries and nuts). Resveratrol is a polyphenol which is a classification of an antioxidant. And we all know how good those are for us! So when we boil the research down, drinking in moderation may:

  • Reduce damage to blood vessels
  • Reduce LDL
  • Help prevent blood clots
  • Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer
  • Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • Increase of bone mineral density

All of this being said, this doesn’t make the case for non drinkers to start drinking, unless they want to enjoy the taste and the potential health benefits.

As always, too much alcohol can have harmful effects, so don’t go drinking a whole bottle for its antioxidant properties. The current guidelines are 1, 5oz glass for a female and 2 glasses for a male.

These are some of our favorite spooky labels that also deliver on flavor. Cheers!

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