Red wine is a classic drink that a lot of people enjoy drinking. The red drink pairs well with red meat and cheeses, but it’s also wonderful to just have a glass of it at night on the sofa. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, or a Shiraz.
We have always been under the impression that you should drink red wine at room temperature. Apparently, this isn’t true at all! According to Wine Academy, it’s much better to drink red wine at a temperature between 12 and 18 degrees. A warmer temperature is said to bring out the taste of alcohol too much, which means the subtle taste of the wine is lost.
Now, it turns out that red wine is also very good for us. Researchers from the Spanish National Research Centre in Madrid have come to the conclusion that drinking red wine is very good for your teeth. According to the scientists, this is because it contains a substance called polyphenol. This substance causes bacteria not to stick to your teeth. This means you’ve got a smaller risk of getting plaque, calculus, or caries.
Research done by Washington State University shows that drinking red wine can help you lose weight. Yes, we really said that. The researchers discovered that the grapes used in red wine contain a type of antioxidant called resveratrol. When you want to lose weight, resveratrol is your best friend.
Resveratrol is white fat that gets transformed into beige fat. That’s very useful because this type of fat is much easier to burn, and it burns quicker as well. That’s what a study from Harvard University, which took over 13 years, has shown. No fewer than 20,000 women took part in this study. One group of women had to drink two glasses of wine each day. This group turned out to have a lowered risk (of 70 percent) of becoming overweight in comparison to the non-drinkers.
So, why should you be drinking the wine at night specifically? Results from Arizona State University show that resveratrol causes you to lose some of your appetite. One glass of wine will make sure you won’t crave chocolate, crisps or candy in the evening as much. So, having a glass of wine is perfectly fine, just make sure you drink responsibly.