Why You Should Consider Drinking A Red Wine

Drinking a red wine is good for you if it is taken in moderation. This article will give you some health benefits that you can get when drinking a red wine. With all the benefits that you can get, it is suggested that you can add a red wine as part of your meal. You can be as creative as you are. You can also have it as an ingredient or sauce. It"s up to you.

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Drinking wine is not just being consumed during parties or some special events. When it comes to a red wine consumption, you can have it as part of your dinner, too. Some people already use it either as a sauce or complementary ingredient and they can still get its health benefits. Red wine is available in any winery in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Protect your heart and lower your cholesterol level

The antioxidants in red wine, which is called polyphenols, help keep blood vessels flexible. This reduces the risk of unwanted clotting. Make sure to be careful because heavy drinking damages the heart. Always remember to drink moderately. The high fiber Tempranillo red grapes that are used to make some red wines, like Rioja, have a significant effect on your cholesterol levels. Drinking red wine can raise levels of good HDL cholesterol up to 5 to 15 percent.

Control blood sugar and boost your brain’s performance

The skin of red grape is a rich source of red wine"s natural compound called resveratrol. This helps diabetics regulate their blood sugar. Red wine contains antioxidants that help to slow the passage of glucose on the small intestine and into the bloodstream that prevents the blood sugar spike. Resveratrol can also help you in keeping your memory sharp. The compound hampers the formation of beta-amyloid protein. This is a key ingredient in the plaque found in the brains of people who has the Alzheimer"s disease.

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Fight off a cold and get you slimmer

The antioxidants in red wine help keep you healthy. This has been tested and if you are on a diet, then drinking red wine should be included in your meal. Antioxidants fight infection and protect cells against the effects of free radicals. This plays a big role in cancer and other diseases. Resveratrol is a bit of a limelight hog when it comes to the healthful compounds in vino. This compound prevents the growth of fat cells in a series of lab tests.

With the above health benefits that you can get from drinking a red wine, make sure to drink in moderation always.

Below is a video that explains more about the benefits of drinking a red wine:

Fascinating Tidbits About Tequila

“Sublime is something you choke on after a shot of tequila."- Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

 

So, everyone"s familiar of tequila. People may have good memories about it, some may even have terrible ones.Crazy nights with friends or even waking up in a different room, just to name a few.

But, what"s with this distilled spirit that people just can"t forget about it? They say just one taste of it will transport your mind to Mexico where it all started.

So here are some interesting tidbits about tequila to get a deeper understanding of it.

Cultural Tradition

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Tequila has a cultural tradition of more than 400 years in Mexico. Its roots reach back into pre-Hispanic times when the natives fermented sap from local maguey plants into a drink called pulque.

 

Blue Agave

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It usually takes 6 to 8 years for agave plants to be ripe for harvest. As a clue, let us tell that agave plants produced at “Los Altos" region (in Jalisco State) are considered better than the ones of other regions, this is because of its higher fructose contents. Agave plant is mostly like a pineapple but about 60 cm high and it weighs near to 30 kg.

Fermentation

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This is the biochemical part of the process where the agave juice is pumped from the mill into special fermentation tanks. Each one, made of stainless steel and with a capacity of 17,000 Lt. Previously, a mixture of prepared yeast is added to the tanks in order to react with the juice and produce an alcoholic mixture which in the end will be tequila.

Distillation

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Spanish Conquistadores arrived in the new world in 1521. They brought the technology of distillation along with them and soon began distilling pulque, resulting in the tequila that we know today.

 

National Pride

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Tequila gained national importance during the Mexican Revolution of 1910, when it became the symbol of national pride. In 1977, the Mexican Government designated tequila as a Denomination of Origin product.  From then to the present, tequila has been officially recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization as a Mexican denomination of origin product.

 

Increasing Production

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Tequila continues to be a source of national pride for Mexico, which established the Tequila Regulatory Council to regulate the production, manufacturing, bottling and marketing of tequila. Tequila"s popularity has expanded far beyond the shores of Mexico and is currently distributed throughout the world.

 

So, there you go, these facts can instantly make you a tequila expert and give you a better understanding of where it came from. Personally, I think it"s way better to know more about what you"re drinking or eating.

 

“There is a great independence, and a confident immunity to risk, in all drinks made out of cactus.”

― Alan LeMay, The Searchers