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Have you ever turned to a glass of wine in times of trouble? If so, you’re giving your body what it needs.
According to Scripps Research Institute, there’s something in red wine that really does decrease stress. Resveratrol is a compound found in the drink that stimulates a stress response gene. This compound can protect your DNA during times of stress.
So, yes, red wine does indeed protect your body from stress. WIN!
The author of the study says, “…it is conceivable that moderate consumption of a couple glasses of red wine would give a person enough resveratrol to evoke a protective effect.”
But Be Careful
While the resveratrol can be a great stress reliever and protect your body from the effects of stress, it’s important that those who are susceptible to addiction be careful.
Wine should never be used to self-medicate. If you’re under a large amount of stress, and you feel as though you are often turning to wine in a way that could hurt you rather than help you, it’s time to turn to a professional.
Wine consumption should be done in moderation. While it’s good to feel at ease after drinking a glass or two of wine, if you’re unable to function during the day because of it, you’re drinking too much.
Think of wine as something that you enjoy in small quantities. A glass of wine after a hard day at work may be okay. Having a glass of wine with your steak dinner may also be okay. Having several glasses of wine to forget about the day isn’t good, and it’s a sign that you may need other help, such as seeing your physician for anti-anxiety/anti-depressant medication.
Enjoying Wine for a Better Life
Wine should be beneficial to your life. It should decrease stress. It should be enjoyed. We love providing the best tasting wine to give you that enjoyment as well as all of the other benefits that red wine provides. Allow us to be your source for the best wine you can purchase online or come to our winery for tastings.
We look forward to helping you live a better life with better wine.