Drinking Wine May Prevent Colds
We wish all of our customers a happy holiday season and hope that no one catches a cold that will cast a cloud over their celebrations. In fact, we can do more than send you our good wishes. Science says that drinking wine could help you reduce your risk of infection.
How Drinking Wine May Prevent Colds:
A number of studies have found that consuming wine and other products that contain flavonoids may help to protect you from colds, the flu, and other illnesses. Flavonoids are a kind of antioxidant that appear to work with gut microbes to boost immune response. In addition to wine, you can find them in tea and blueberries. That's good news since the average adult gets about 2 to 4 colds a year, and that number can rise much higher if you have school age children in your family.
Other Tips for Fighting Colds:
Some of the most common suggestions for preventing colds have a lot evidence to back them up, but others could be a waste of time and money. Washing your hands frequently and keeping them away from your face may be the two most effective things that you can do. It also helps to get plenty of good quality sleep and rest, and maybe eat a bowl or two of hot chicken soup. On the other hand, taking zinc based remedies even as directed could exceed safe limits and put your sense of smell at risk, according to warnings from the FDA. In addition, most experts agree that there is little to no benefit in using vitamin C to fight colds.
Getting through the winter with fewer colds is one more good reason to drink wine regularly. Contact us at Vino Fine Wine & Spirits for great values on remarkable wines that could make you happier and healthier.
- Adam Linet