Yes, You Should Enjoy Wine with Your Dinner

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 6:04 am

You could say that red wine is the healthiest of all alcoholic beverages (although white wine isn’t far behind). Red wine is especially rich in nutrients and chemical compounds, including resveratrol. Drinking it in moderation can bring you a lot of health benefits and, dare we say, happiness.

1. Helps you lose weight – a chemical found in red wine can help you burn fat if you’re overweight.

2. You get fewer colds – one Spanish study looked at 5,000 people and found that the wine drinkers lowered their risk of catching a cold almost 40%.

3. It helps you not being depressed! – At least if you’re over 55. After following nearly 6,000 people for seven years, Spanish researchers found that the wine drinkers were less likely to suffer from depression. This was true whether they drank a glass a day, or as little as two glasses a week.

4. You lower your chance of having a heart attack or a stroke. Numerous studies have found that red wine drinkers have higher HDL cholesterol levels – that’s the good cholesterol that protects your heart. Red wine also keeps the blood thin, which means there’s less chance of it clotting in your brain or arteries.

5. Red wine lowers blood sugar – a new study from Israel found that people with type 2 diabetes who drank a glass of wine at dinner, either red or white, had lower glucose levels than those who drank water at dinner.

City Café offers Wine Wednesdays where all the bottles of wine and homemade Sangria are 50%! Great option to get together with friends, so don’t miss it!

City Café is located at 607 N. Azusa Ave. in Azusa and can be reached by calling (626) 633-0269. Check out their full menu online by visiting www.citycafeazusa.com.

 

 

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