It’s Monday, 3:00 p.m., and so far you’ve endured three meetings (two of which went on for two hours), your inbox is overflowing with dozens of emails, and to top it off your coffee order was incorrect this morning. The word stressed out is an understatement at this point as you look at your calendar longing for Friday to be here so you can indulge in your favorite bottle of wine.
What you don’t know is that having a glass of wine on a Monday night can actually be GOOD for your health. At Bistro 750, we are huge fans of drinking wine, especially on Wednesdays when we offer half price wine bottles all night long. Not only does our restaurant serve dinner in Chicago, but it also boasts a wine menu that is constantly being updated with a nice selection of reds, whites, and sparkling champagne options.
Here are four surprising health benefits of drinking wine you may not have known!
Helps Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
Breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer risk can all be combatted with a single glass of wine per day. The ingredient resveratrol that can be found in red wine has shown to be particularly helpful in killing breast cancer cells by blocking the pathway that feeds them. And when it comes to colon cancer, daily wine consumption reduces your risk up to 50%! Cancer free sounds good!
Lowers Your Cholesterol
A daily glass of red wine at dinner, The American Heart Association admits, will increase your good cholesterol (HDL) by about 12% while also decreasing various substances associated with blood clots in our system. Sounds like a win!
Those who consume red wine daily have a substantially lower risk of heart disease by, again, raising your good levels of cholesterol, improving cell function, as well as preventing artery damage. Cheers!
Decreases Your Chances of Developing Depression
According to researchers in Spain, women and men who consumed two to seven glasses of wine a week were more relaxed and far less likely to develop depression. Even when various influential lifestyle factors were included, these findings still held true. Be happy, drink wine!
Come on down to Bistro 750 to view the best cocktail menu in Boystown and start working on your health, today!