Raise your glass to National Drink Wine Day, celebrated on February 18th! We don’t know about you, but the JustFab team never turns down a good glass of vino. In fact, we frequently host wine nights and office wine tastings at our HQ—hey, it’s all about working hard and playing hard, right? And that’s why we were super stoked to hear from our friends at Winc that wine has a pretty long list of benefits. Whether you’re a fan of good ‘ol two-buck-chuck or constantly on the hunt for that perfect Provençal pinot, read on to discover more reasons to pour yourself a glass of wine (or two).
IT GIVES YOUR BRAIN A BUZZ
Did you know that wine can actually preserve your memory (unless we’re referencing a pretty mean hangover, that is)? Wine helps prevent blood clots and blood vessel inflammation, which have both been linked to memory issues and heart disease. It also seems to raise the body’s HDL cholesterol levels, which can actually work to unclog your arteries.
IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR WAISTLINE
Many studies have shown that people who drink a glass of wine daily weigh less than those who drink occasionally. In fact, sipping on a glass of vino encourages your body to burn extra calories for as long as 90 minutes post drink.
Wine: Scarlet Smack Zinfandel
IT CAN KEEP INFECTIONS AT BAY
Wine not only reduces the risk of infection by certain bacteria (including salmonella), it helps prevent bouts of food poisoning. There’s never been a better reason to order that glass of wine with your dinner (it’s for your health—duh!).
IT BENEFITS YOUR BONES
When it comes to bone density, it’s been proven that women who drink moderate amounts of wine seem to have higher bone mass than those who don’t. Alcohol actually boosts estrogen levels, which in turn slow down the body’s destruction of old bones.
IT FIGHTS AGAINST DIABETES
Women who drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who don’t drink it at all. The reasons why aren’t completely clear, but what we do know is that it has to do with the fact that wine reduces insulin resistance in diabetes patients.