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Posted November 1st, 2009 | 0 Comments
To Your Good Health Does Wine Make You Smarter?
Here's an interesting question – does drinking wine make you richer and smarter? Well of course, the answer is – probably not. But some research from Washington University does suggest that if you already are richer and smarter, you're more likely to be a wine drinker! These researchers found, that people with higher levels of education were more likely to be wine drinkers, and moderate wine drinkers to boot. The same study showed that the higher your income, the higher the likelihood that you'd be a wine drinker – and that you'd be less likely to drink and drive.
The U.S. Bureau of Statistics figures on arrests for drinking and driving offences showed that more than half of all drivers had been drinking beer, almost a quarter had been drinking spirits – while only two percent had been drinking wine. So be smarter – enjoy your glass of wine in moderation – and never drink and drive!
If you needed an excuse to justify that mug of beer, or that glass of wine with dinner, or that night cap, then here's one. Research shows that alcohol, in moderation, can provide some real health benefits! Beer, for example, has no caffeine, no cholesterol, and no fat, and as long as you consume in moderation – that is, no more than 3 or 4 a day – it can provide some health benefits in terms of boosting the levels of HDL cholesterol, the good kind of cholesterol. The real problem with beer, some doctors say, is what you eat with it. So skip the high fat, salty snacks with that cool one! A glass of wine has been shown time and again, to provide some real health benefits. Again, there's that boost in good cholesterol. Wine, in moderation, can also affect the way the blood clots, and possibly lessen the odds of having a stroke or heart attack.
Don't forget, enjoying a glass of wine or beer with a friend or loved one is also good for your mental health – it's a good way to relax and cultivate those important relationships in your life. So take good care of your mental – and physical health, and go ahead and enjoy the fruits of your home vintning labours!
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