Women and Wine


Benefits women get from wine All over the world, several surveys reveal that women wine drinkers outnumber men seven against three on average. Perhaps because wine has been known as a casual, moderately taken drink in purties and other social gatherings, where women are supposed to wine and socialize and men are the driving-for-her-so-cannot—drink chaperones in most cases. The rate of women drinking wine at home has also noticeably increased.

Nowadays, where fit is in and flab is out but drinking is a way of life, women must have discovered that wine in fact plays an important role in their health aside from being an indispensable part of a romantic dinner. With exercise, moderate (one glass a day) wine intake helps keep that skinny jeans snug-fit. According to many studies, people who drink wine regularly have smaller waist-line and lighter weight because wine enhances the calorie-burning process in the body.

Further studies show that, for women, regularly intake of wine can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. Drinking a prescribed amount of wine can also prevent other types of cancer. Moreover, women who drink wine moderately on a regular basis have stronger bone, with higher mass as well. The alcohol in wine boosts the estrogen level which eventually leads to the slowing down of bone damage as a result of aging. For women who are at a post-menopausal stage where the risk of diabetes is at its highest, wine can also help lower insulin levels, making the body respond more to insulin in the bloodstream, thus reducing the prime risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.

A leading American university’s new study on fluid intake using women as subjects shows that an increase in fluid intake significantly reduces risk for kidney stones and that risk reduction was greatest for wine compared with other beverages. Out of 17 beverages, including tea, coffee, fruit juices, milk and water, wine as associated with the highest reduction in risk – 59 percent. Of course, we still have to keep in mind that anything taken too much is not good and any benefit is affected by many other contributing factors such as lifestyle and medical condition.