This week the Ideal Wine Company takes the latest scientific wine revelation and asks whether wine really does help you live longer.
Science is Making Discoveries about Wine Every Day
As a provider of first rate luxury wines at prices you can actually afford, Ideal Wine Company keeps itself abreast of the latest news shaping and reshaping the global wine industry.
Naturally, this means that we’re constantly hearing new scientific discoveries about wine. There are a lot of them – wine is good for you, wine is bad for you, etc. It seems never ending. Now the latest scientific wine discovery has claimed that wine is once again good for you. Honestly we can’t keep up!
Wine and Tea, a Life Prolonging Combo
According to the Telegraph, heart experts have suggested that having a glass of wine with dinner helps you live longer. However, the interesting twist is that this works best when you switch out the following cup of coffee with a cup of tea.
Specifically, a new Czech study which tracked alcohol use in 146 people and was presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, recently showed “some synergy” between alcohol in wine and the benefits of wine. Basically, they both make the heart stronger.
Meanwhile separate research on tea and coffee presented at the same conference found that death rates from non-cardiac causes were 24% lower in tea drinkers than in coffee drinkers. Together, they’re a recipe for success when it comes to your health.
Wine Can Help Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
The Cardiologist who led the study, Professor Milos Taborsky from Olomouc University, elaborated on its results. Taborsky said that “we found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people who exercised. Red and white wine produced the same results.”
Taborsky went on to say that “our current study shows that the combination of moderate wine drinking plus regular exercise improves markers of atherosclerosis, suggesting that this combination is protective against cardiovascular disease.”
Drink Wine Because You Enjoy It
Whether this is true or not – honestly Ideal Wine Company has no idea. At this point we really don’t care. We suggest that whilst these finding are interesting, you take them with a pinch of salt and drink wine for the same reason we do – because you enjoy it!