In recent times, research has found that the wonder of wine extends to improvements in mental health. We’ll make a toast to that! This terrific-tasting drink that originates from the gorgeous grape has been studied for its role in managing psychological and neurological concerns and has shown promising results.
A scientific survey conducted in 2013 by Spanish researchers concluded that if consumed daily in moderate amounts, wine can mitigate the more debilitating effects of depression.
On the other hand, in 2018, a study carried out by experts at the John Hopkins School of Medicine discovered that the prevalence of dementia was more common in middle-aged people who abstained from drinking wine.
These investigations are not the only ones that vocalize the benefits of wine for mental health. Scholars from the United States and China have collectively observed the effect of red wine on folks who struggle with anxiety. They have found that the beverage contains resveratrol, a phenol, more commonly understood as a fragrant organic compound that acts as a natural stress-busting element that can alleviate the severe sense of disquiet that plagues individuals with anxiety.
Of course, it should be noted that if you are dealing with specific physical concerns that may be aggravated by the consumption of wine, you should drink after a consultation with your doctor. Additionally, if engaged with recklessly and excessively, instead of addressing mental health concerns, drinking may make them worse.
If you pace yourself and take a balanced approach to drinking, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to avail of the advantages of wine for your mental health. If you’d like to treat your tastebuds to the highest quality beverage, a wine tasting tour is a good place to start.
If you’re in West Michigan, you can book a tasting tour with Coastal Tours, the leaders in the wine exploration field. To grab a spot on our tour bus, contact us today!
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Cheers and don't drink & drive,