by Komal Patel

Happy Friday babes!

Any plans for the weekend?

Movies? Friends? Drinks?

I will be working all weekend but I hope you get to sit back and relax with a glass of wine!

(I will be helping others relax by pouring wine!)

Speaking of wine…you know where I’m going with this… let’s talk about the benefits of red wine!

Wine isn’t just an extremely delicious adult beverage, but a drink, that when consumed in moderation can have seriously amazing effects on your health.

Time reported, “if you have a glass of red wine with your evening meal tonight, your peak blood sugar, if you measured it an hour later, would be about 30% lower than if you hadn’t had the wine… the post-meal spike in sugar is one of Americans’ main sources of inflammation, which contributes to everything from diabetes to dementia to heart disease and arthritis…it makes your system more able to sop up the sugar and the calories that you’re consuming in the meal if you have a little alcohol before.”

Um, yes please.

Drinking can help me consume calories?

Yes, am paying attention.

Should I continue?

Red wine is a made from different grapes varieties and range from different grape colors. “The skin of the grapes is kept in close contact with the grape juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both the color and the tannins. There are many red wine varieties in the wine market. Common red wine varieties include cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, boysenberry, raisin, coffee, fig, currant, mocha, violet and even tobacco. Each of these differ in characteristics such as the grape variety, color, flavor, mouth feel and ageing potential.”

So, what are some of the amazing health benefits of this amazing colored wine?

Health & Beauty Benefits of Red Wine:

Can Protect Your Heart:

Red wine contains strong antioxidants that prevent the accumulation of fat in the arteries which, in turn, prevents heart strokes and heart attacks. This is the prime benefit of red wine.

 Prevents Cold:

It can help clear sinuses caused by colds, which in turn can help you breathe easier.

Can Regulate Blood Sugar Levels:

Resveratrol has various health benefits and it can also stimulate insulin secretion from the pancreas that, in turn, reduces the glucose level in the blood. So, consuming red wine can prevent diabetes type 2 in animals and humans

Prevent Blindness:

Overgrown blood vessels in the eye can cause diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, but red wine can prevent that. The resveratrol found in red wine is the compound responsible for arresting the blood vessel.

Reduce Risk of Dementia:

Moderate drinkers are 23% less likely to develop dementia, according to researchers at Loyola University Medical Center (USA). Professor Edward J Neafsey said, ‘We don’t recommend that non-drinkers start drinking. But moderate drinking, if it is truly moderate, can be beneficial.’ 


Protects from Sunburn: 

Scientists from the University of Barcelona have found drinking wine can help to lessen the effects of UV (ultraviolet) rays and protect you from severe sunburn. That’s because when UV rays hit human skin, they activate reactive oxygen species (ROS), which oxidise fats, DNA and other large molecules, which then stimulate other enzymes that can harm skin cells.

Healthy, Glowing Skin:

The red wine benefits for skin is because of the antioxidants that protect your skin and prevent it from ageing. 

Hydrates Skin:

Drinking red wine stimulates the development of new cells in the skin’s outer layers. It improves the hydration of the skin to make it look younger, supple and glowing. If you have dry skin, massage your face with red wine to keep it nourished and moisturized. 

 Fight Blemishes and Acne:

Red wine contains natural AHA’s and has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that are known to open pores and decongest skin.

Stop Hair Loss:
Resveratrol, a substance found predominantly in red wine is stops the hair loss. It inhibits inflammation and cell death to prevent hair fall and aids in hair growth.

 To make a basic wine face mask for rejuvenation simply add egg white and red wine to form a super skin toner, which will tighten your skin and make a powerful anti-aging force

Add honey which is the perfect natural humectant; it attracts moisture and keeps it there where it should be: under your skin. It also soothes and smooths. This red wine mask will make your skin look younger, extra vibrant and leaves it silky smooth

Egg White Red Wine Face Mask:

Egg White and Red Wine Face Mask

Happy Friday and drink up!



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Vanessa E. Luna April 21, 2017 - 2:32 pm

Yaaasss just my kind of article to read on a Friday! Thanks for sharing all the benefits! My friends would love to hear about this 🙂

Komal Patel April 21, 2017 - 6:13 pm

I am so glad! Hope you pass on the info!

Shruthi Rajashekar April 21, 2017 - 2:59 pm

Holy moly! Who would have thought red wine would have this many benefits? Thanks Komal for encouraging a habit I’ve already got :DD

Komal Patel April 21, 2017 - 6:13 pm

hahah, i am an enabler lol

Emily April 21, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Can I give this post an Amen?!! YESSS. Red wine is my favorite drink of choice, and I knew it was good for me in moderation, but definitely didn’t know all this! I loved reading this- and am sharing it with friends!

Komal Patel April 21, 2017 - 6:13 pm


Sam @ The Haunted Housewife April 21, 2017 - 4:48 pm

I was are of some of the health benefits of red wine but definitely not all! A red wine mask is an interesting idea. Perfect excuse to buy more wine ????

Komal Patel April 21, 2017 - 6:14 pm

RIGHT! can never have enough wine!

Julie April 21, 2017 - 5:19 pm

Well now I HAVE to start drinking more Red wine, bc DUH!!! lol But really all of these facts are so amazing, thank you so much for sharing!

Julie | https://scorseofstyles.com/

Komal Patel April 21, 2017 - 6:14 pm

hahah, red red winnnneeeeeee.

Laura Mitbrodt April 21, 2017 - 8:13 pm

This is so interesting, I am going to have to drink more red wine

Jannine Pampu April 21, 2017 - 11:49 pm

Wow! I knew red wine had health benefits, but not this many! I may have to switch out my white for red every once in a while.
xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

Julie Torres April 22, 2017 - 2:29 pm

What a great post, you are speaking my language, you have given me even more reasons to enjoy the red!

jen April 22, 2017 - 3:23 pm

I knew red was good for you but I didn’t know all of that! No guilt drinking!

Sarah Althouse April 22, 2017 - 3:32 pm

I know this is going to sound crazy but I actually dont like win. Crazy, right?? I keep trying though because of its benefits. I love the idea of that mask though!

Komal Patel April 27, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Doesn’t sound crazy at all! You like what you like girl!

Lindsay April 22, 2017 - 6:20 pm

I’m very into wine and tend to go for a good glass of Chardonnay, but you have inspired me to try a glass of red more often! Hurray for health benefits of red wine! xx, Lindsay | Paris, Meet Boston | http://www.parismeetboston.com

Komal Patel April 27, 2017 - 4:32 pm

Red, white, either way right? Hahah


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