July 18, 2017
It’s wine season in the Okanagan, and you’ve got a room booked at one of the Kelowna hotels offering Okanagan wine tour packages. Now that you’re here you’ve been visiting winery after winery while sipping on new and interesting varietals. However, did you know that all that wine is actually good for you? According to recent scientific studies, wine offers up amazing health benefits.
Pour yourself a glass of your favourite red or white and read on to discover all the health benefits associated with drinking wine.
Polyphenols found in wine reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Wine also prevents the formation of blood clots and reduces the amount of bad cholesterol found in arteries. So sip up!
Drinking red wine in moderation can actually lower blood sugar levels. However, use caution and test blood levels before indulging in a glass or two, during, and afterwards to ensure your levels are still in the safe zone.
Resveratrol found in wine is considered a powerful antioxidant. It promotes health and longevity and defends the body against aging.
The antioxidants in wine prevent cell damage and work like a shield against cancer-causing products. Red wine also has properties that suppress breast cancer specifically, and it’s been proven that three or more glass of wine a week can reduce colon cancer.
Drinking wine is an effective way of preventing dementia that leads to Alzheimer’s disease. It does this by keeping blood vessels open to keep the flow of oxygen and glucose running to the brain.
Again, the antioxidants found in wine can reduce the growth of acne, rejuvenate the skin, increase elasticity, and give skin a wonderful glow. Drinking wine can also reduce wrinkle formation and skin aging by encouraging increased blood circulation.
Epicatechin, quercetin, and resveratrol found in white wine lower cholesterol levels, aid in burning belly fats, and decrease inflammation associated with obesity.
Resveratrol prevents age-related eye muscle deterioration. This part of the eye is responsible for the ability to read, recognize, and see fine details.
Keep depression symptoms at bay by drinking wine and visiting an Okanagan hotel. Travelling can reduce depression symptoms and so can a glass of wine. By drinking in moderation (two to seven glasses a week), wine can actually improve your mood and state of mind and work as a depression-fighting depressant.
Wine can reduce the development of osteoporosis. A glass of wine per day can bridge the imbalance between dissolving bones and poor production of new bone. This is especially important for older ladies.
Now that you know why wine is so beneficial to your health, it’s time to experience Okanagan wine tours. Get all the tour tips in our previous post: Okanagan Wine Tour Tips: Kelowna Hotel’s Sip-Savvy Advice.
Come and visit Wine Country in the Okanagan! The Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites is proud to offer a wide variety of Kelowna hotel wine tour packages, so you can sample as many varietals as you can handle. We also offer complimentary hot breakfasts, a mineral pool, hot tubs, and a grassy courtyard. Call us today: 1-888-860-1212
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