5 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Red Wine

Photo by Kelsey Knight on Unsplash

There’s been a ton of research regarding the health benefits of drinking a glass of red wine a day and if you need more of an excuse to uncork a bottle, these are the reasons you should enjoy a cup of wine.

Protects Your Heart

Drinking red wine has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, but the actual association between the two may be due to other factors like lifestyle and dietary factors.


Red wine has a ton of polyphenols that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These polyphenols can also be found in grapes, peanuts, chocolate, and some berries.


Sharpens Your Mind

The flavanols which are found in wine may protect your body’s cells that support healthy blood vessels which improve blood flow to the brain and prevent plaque from developing.

Promote Longevity

Studies have shown that moderate alcohol use has been linked to living a longer life. Of course, this goes along with eating a healthy diet rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Boosts Mood

It comes as no surprise that moderate alcohol use has been associated with better moods. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you have a glass of wine with you.