Sauvignon Blanc grapes being grown in a vineyard.

Resveralife Eat Well: Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairings

Sauvignon Blanc translates to “wild white,” and the grape is one of the most widely planted because of the variety and wide range of tastes and styles. The popularity of Sauvignon Blanc is largely due to the master winemakers in the Bordeaux and the Loire Valley, both in France. The grape has origins that trace back to the South of France. Sauvignon Blanc is mainly a dry wine, though there are some regions, such as California, that produce Sauvignon Blanc that leave just a gram or two of residual sugar for a texture that is richer. The most commonly associated fruit notes in Sauvignon Blanc are peach, passion fruit, lime and green apple but what really distinguishes this wine from other whites, such as Chardonnay, is the presence of greener flavors. Some Sauvignon Blancs feature notes of jalapeno, bell pepper and grass. It is these notes that put Sauvignon Blanc in a category of it’s own.

Sauvignon Blanc 
Because Sauvignon Blanc has interesting herbaceous tastes, this wine is excellent to pair with “green” food items as well.

Artichokes.

Citrus Sauvignon Blanc
For a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc, asparagus and artichokes are an excellent choice. These vegetables can be hard to pair with other wines as they can leave a metallic finish, but they pair beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc featuring notes of citrus. Grill or roast with herbs like rosemary for a perfect, light accompaniment to your Sauvignon Blanc. Vegetables are certainly not your only option for a Sauvignon Blanc with citrus notes. Prepare some authentic fish and chips or grill some chicken with rosemary, thyme, basil and white pepper. If you prefer something with a bit more heat, consider pairing citrus Sauvignon Blancs with Mexican food. Avocados and tomatoes work perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc. Alternatively, you can go Greek and pair your Sauvignon Blanc with olives and feta cheese.

Fresh salad with green vegetables.

Herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc
One of the greatest features that Sauvignong Blanc has is it’s unique, earthy tones like grass or bell pepper. Enhance this taste by serving your Sauvignon Blanc with green foods. Salads are an excellent choice and provide virtually limitless combinations to pair with Sauvignon Blanc. Meats that pair well with Sauvignon Blanc include chicken, lobster and crab among many others. A simple grilled chicken with spinach salad and an herb vinaigrette makes for a wonderful meal. Another way to pair Sauvignon Blancs with green notes is to prepare a light meal of fish such as Halibut or Tilapia. If you don’t feel like cooking, call your favorite Japanese restaurant and order an assortment of sushi. For those who are a bit more adventurous, make your own sushi at home.

Sauvignon Blanc is a unique, complex white wine that features notes perfect for preparing summer foods. Prepare a great spinach salad for a daytime affair or have an ethnic feast with foods from Japanese, Greek and Mexican cultures. If you simply want to serve your Sauvignon Blanc with a bit of cheese, look for softer cheeses like goat’s milk cheese or creme fraiche.

Friends having champagne at a party.

Resveralife Live Well: Best Champagnes for Celebrations

It seems that many important milestones and moments in life are celebrated with a bottle of bubbly. Got a promotion at work? Champagne. Completed graduate school? Champagne. Became husband and wife? Champagne…you get the idea. The name Champagne has become synonymous with celebrations, special occasions and good times in general. A celebration just isn’t the same without a sip of this effervescent delight.

Champagne
Though many people use the term Champagne and sparkling wine interchangeably, this is not correct. Champagne is a very specific sparkling wine hailing from the Champagne region of France. The Champagne region of France is northeast of Paris and covers 85,000 acres. It may seem like a matter of pride and a bit pretentious to only label these specific sparkling wines as Champagne, but it is actually a legal matter. A sparkling wine may not be labeled as Champagne unless it hails from the Champagne region 90 miles outside of Paris as decreed by the World Court.

Despite what you decide to call it, sparkling wine is still the consummate celebratory drink. The Romans initially planted the grapes in the Champagne region of France, and the wine they produced was actually  still wine. However, in the 1700s Champagne got it’s signature bubbly sparkle. Associated with nobility and royalty, Champagne still holds a connotation of elegance.

Glasses of champagne in a black background.

Our Favorite Champagnes/Sparkling Wines
Many people associate Champagne with a high cost and while there are bottles that cost a significant amount of money, just like any other wine there are options at every price point. You do not have to spend a fortune to celebrate in style. This Resveralife Live Well Guide highlights our favorite celebratory sparkling wines and Champagnes.

Avissi Prosecco DOC
From Veneto, Italy this sparkling wine is an excellent way to begin a celebration. It is incredibly light and features a bouquet of floral and fruity notes. Serve for the toast prior to serving food for the occasion.

Menage a Trois Prosecco
Another Italian sparkling wine, this Prosecco is perfect for romantic evenings. With a flirty name, this wine immediately puts you in a cheeky, romantic mood and the taste of this sparkling wine echos this sentiment exactly. Menage a Trois has a floral fragrance but bursts into light fruitiness when sipped. Serve this at any time during a celebration when you want to add a bit of romance. It does pair well with sweets and desserts.

Champagne Dom Perignon Vintage Brut 2000
We would be remiss if we made a list of our favorite Champagnes and left out Dom Perignon. Contrary to popular belief, Dom Perignon did not invent Champagne, though he was a considerable contributor and was considered an authority on Champagne. While Dom Perignon Champagne can run you more than $1,000 per bottle, the 2000 Vintage Brut is far more affordable at $120. It has a crisp taste with notes of sweet citrus and floral, fruity and yeast aromas. Serve this with a rich food experience such as a succulent lobster.

Moet & Chandon Millesime Rose 1996
Another Champagne with a reputation for expensive Champagnes, there are very affordable bottles. The 1996 Millesime Rose is a complex Champagne as it is a wine crafted using all three grapes from the Champagne region. It has a fruity aroma and flavors that are a bit deeper such as chocolate and exotic spices. Because of the complexity of this Champagne, it can be served at any time during a celebration. Pair it with appetizers, entrees and desserts and the taste will work beautifully with all dishes.

Champagne and sparkling wine does not have to cost a fortune. Simply pick a few and experiment to find the bouquets and flavors that you like best. As the fabulous Coco Chanel stated, “I only drink Champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not.” We’ll toast to that.

Resveralife Eat Well: Pinot Noir Pairings

Pinot noir is produced from a red wine grape from the species Vitis vinifera or Pinot noir may be made from predominantly Pinot noir grapes. Pinot noir grapes are grown worldwide, mostly in climates that are cool. The most frequently associated region with Pinot noir grapes is the Burgundy region of France though other regions of note include the Willamette region of Oregon, the Russian River American Viticultural Areas of California and Tasmani and Yarra Valley in Australia. Pinot noir consumption continues to rise in popularity as it is a lighter wine with a lower alcohol content that many wines.

Another reason for the popularity of Pinot noir is the versatility of the wine. Pinot noir is one of the most versatile wines when it comes to food pairings. There are foods that combine with any Pinot noir, while other foods depend upon the particular type of Pinot noir and the preparation of the food. The world of food and wine pairings is no longer limited to red wine with meats and white wine with fish. Modern food and wine pairings are far more creative and a bit more complex. The Resveralife Eat Well Guide features some of the absolute best food pairings for the Pinot noir wine.

Mushrooms and baked potatoes.

Mushrooms
Mushrooms invariably pair well with Pinot noir because they have an earthy, meaty taste. Mushrooms, like the portobello mushroom, often have a meaty taste and texture, which works perfectly with a robust and meaty wine. If you feel ambitious, you can pair your Pinot noir with portobello topped steak, bringing out the richness of both. If you are looking for fare that is a bit lighter, consider a twist on an Italian classic:  mushroom bruschetta. All that is required to make this classic food is a crusty, Italian bread, mushrooms, olive oil, garlic and herbs to suit your taste, such as thyme. For an even more low-key evening, pair your Pinot noir with a hearty mushroom pizza.

Freshly cooked peking duck dish with chopsticks.

Duck
Duck pairs perfectly with Pinot noir for two main reasons. The first reason is that duck has a strong flavor on its own and the second is that duck has a higher fat content than chicken. Even though Pinot noir has light tannins, compliment the fattiness of duck. One pairing that wine enthusiasts rave about is Pinot nNoir with Peking duck. A simpler to prepare pairing is roast duck with Pinot noir.

Salmon with a garnish of wild rice and basmati braised in celery, carrots and onions.

Fish
One of the most popular fish pairings with Pinot Noir is salmon. Though duck pairs well with Pinot noir for the fat content, Pinot is versatile and it also pairs equally well lighter choices such as salmon. Salmon pairs well with Pinot noir because it is a fish with a high oil content and a strong flavor. Salmon would overwhelm a white wine, but it pairs perfectly with the more rich Pinot noir. Preparing an oven roasted salmon with a butter sauce is an easy way to impress your taste buds. Other fishes can be paired with Pinot noir, providing they are a strong flavored fish. Some other fishes that can be paired with Pinot noir include anchovies, herring and mackerel.

Yellow curry with pumpkin and pork.

Pork
Pork, particularly roasted or grilled, pair well with Pinot noir. Pork and Pinot noir both share a sweet type of succulence and smoky undertones. Additionally, the fruitier notes of the Pinot noir bring out the sweet, the tangy and the savory flavors of pork. Pork and Pinot noir is such a popular pairing that there is an annual festival in Sonoma County, Pigs & Pinot, devoted entirely to the pairing of this food and drink.

Pinot noir is one of the best food wines because it pairs well with such a diverse array of foods. Resveralife recommends you to have fun trying different recipes and experimenting with food pairings for your Pinot noir.

The Shiraz sign on a post in a vineyard.

The Resveralife Eat Well Guide: Shiraz Food Pairings

Shiraz wine is a popular and very versatile wine. There are many different styles of Shiraz wine from intense smoky flavors to lush fruity flavors. The styles of Shiraz vary based on price, age and the region of origin. The Shiraz wine is more or less the same as the Syrah wine. It’s just that the most popular styles of Australia are known as Shiraz. The Australian Shiraz is a distinctive full-bodied red wine.  Australian Shiraz typically features fruity flavors, such as blackberry, and is a less tannic wine than other Shiraz styles. France’s Rhone Valley also produces a signature Syrah. The Rhone Valley Syrah is marked by it’s powerful smokey flavors with hints of black pepper. California Syrah is most closely associated with Australian Shiraz, as the American Syrah is a fruitier wine as opposed to the savory European Shiraz.

When selecting food to pair with a strong, savory Shiraz, such as the French version that elicits hints of bold spices such as black pepper, it is important that the food be equally bold in flavor. Shiraz does not pair well with highly acidic food or meats that are particularly fatty. Devise a main course with the idea of lean meats with strong flavors.

One of the best pairings for a Shiraz, fruity or savory, is brisket. Brisket is a Texas classic made from lean cuts of meat. There is, traditionally, a fat cap near the top of the brisket to add a bit of flavor and richness. The lean meat in brisket becomes a tough meat when grilled quickly. What makes this lean protein source perfect to pair with Shiraz is the rub used for the brisket. Think spices such as paprika, chili powder and black pepper. These spices help highlight the intensity of Shiraz wine.

Glasses of wine by the fireplace.

Another meat that pairs brilliantly with Shiraz is lamb. For an easy, but masterfully paired meal, season lamb with black pepper and salt. Add more complexity to the dish by using spices such as rosemary, garlic and a hearty olive oil. Alternatively, make a hearty lamb stew and pair it with Shiraz. Carrots, potatoes and onions pair nicely with the lamb and add substance to the dish. For the more adventurous, try a mildly spicy venison chili. Venison is a great lean meat to pair with Shiraz and works perfectly in place of beef in chili. As with the brisket, paprika and chili powder are excellent spices to use in a venison chili.

Shiraz, because it is so richly flavored, is not the best wine to select for a night of cheese and wine pairings. Shiraz can be paired with a strong or smoked Cheddar. For a Shiraz that leans to the softer, more fruity side, consider a mild blue cheese. Skip sweeter cheeses and focus on those with distinctive flavor to enhance the boldness of the Shiraz.

Grilled beef fillet served on black plate with chili and pepper.

Most typically, Shiraz is paired with lean proteins such as lamb, lean beef, venison or other game. Do not be afraid to add spice to the dishes chosen for Shiraz wine pairing. Shiraz wine is perfect for pairing with rich, complex spice combinations. Vine Vera recommends you to be creative and experiment with exciting flavors when pairing Shiraz wine with food.

Peanuts, grapes and dark chocolate

Red Wine & Peanuts Help Prevent Memory Loss

Often we treat our favorite indulgences, a glass of wine or a handful of nuts, as a treat. However, recent scientific advances suggest that those of us who enjoy a luxurious glass of red wine or a handful of savory peanuts may be indulging more than our food and drink cravings. New studies conducted by Dr. Ashok Shetty, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at Texas A&M University and the Director of Neurosciences at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, indicate that compounds found in red wine and peanuts may help slow our memory loss due to aging.

The Compound
The red wine drinkers among us, and many others, are familiar with the compound reservatrol. Reservatrol has been the subject of much research and debate for it’s various health benefits. Reservatrol is an antioxidant commonly found in the grapes used to produce red wine, peanuts and some berries. Previous research and studies involving reservatrol indicate that this antioxidant is particularly beneficial when it comes to heart health. Dr. Shetty’s research reveals that the antioxidant reservatrol may have more significant health benefits, specifically where aging is concerned.

The Study
As we age, our spatial learning abilities, our cognitive function, and our ability to create new memories decrease. The same is also true for animals as they age. Dr. Shetty hypothesized that reservatrol would have a positive effect on memory, learning and mood due to the fact that reservatrol affects the hippocampus area of the brain. The hippocampus is the area in the brain responsible for much of our cognitive functioning. The study, published January 28th, used elderly rats, both a control group and a group that was given reservatrol. The control group of rats demonstrated that cognitive and spacial abilities held steady. However, these rats were not able to create new spacial memories and cognitive functioning decreased dramatically around months 22 through 25 of the study. By contrast, the rats that were given reservatrol showed an increase in their abilities to create new memories and an improvement in spacial learning abilities for the duration of the study. Additionally, Dr. Shetty noted that neurogenesis, the growth and development of neurons, nearly doubled among the rats given reservatrol. The rats given reservatrol also showed an improvement of blood flow throughout the body and a lower amount of inflammation in the hippocampus.

The Impact
There are a number of neurodegenetrive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, that have the potential to affect our quality of life as we age. The research conducted at Texas A&M University proves that there is hope in improving memory, mood and cognitive functioning for the elderly. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are chronic conditions that affect as many as one in six elderly individuals. This study gives hope that there is the opportunity to increase mood and cognitive ability, though there is no definitive evidence to show what the effect reservatrol would have on dementia in the long-run.

The benefits of reservatrol can be achieved with just one glass of red wine each day. Reservatrol continues to illustrate it’s ability to improve our health and well-being. Go ahead and indulge in a luxurious glass of red wine or a handful of peanuts and enjoy the tastes as well as all the potential health benefits.

Bottle of Chainti with glass of it poured out and grapes

Resveralife Live Well: Health Benefits of Chianti Wine

Authentic Chianti wine is wine that has been produced in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. Chianti wine has a rich and interesting history that dates back to as early as the thirteenth century. The first reference to the Chianti region of wine dates back to 1716 and referred to the area around the villages of Gaiole, Castellina and Radda. Most people associate Chianti wine as a red, though it was not always so. Some of the initial mentions of Chianti wine, in 1398, reported that Chianti was a locally produced white wine. In the 1970s, the percentage of white grapes used in the production of Chianti wine dropped significantly.

Currently, there are seven Chianti zones: Chianti Classico, Chianti Montalbano, Chianti Collo Fiorentini, Chianti Rufini, Colli Sensei, Colli Pisne and Colli Aretini. Chianti wine has flavors and notes of cherry, strawberry, plum, almonds, vanilla, spice, tobacco and coffee. Made from primarily Sangiovese grapes, Chianti wine is a decadent delight. The benefits of Chianti do not stop with it’s taste. Keep reading to learn some of the interesting health and beauty benefits of Chianti wine.

Body

Red wines, such as Chianti, contain polyphenol. Polyphenol helps to strengthen your gums and teeth as you sip your glass of wine. Additionally, reservatrol is an ingredient found in red wine that is currently being studied for it’s long-term health benefits. Reservatrol is thought to reduce cancer growth and to aid the body by stimulating the release of insulin.

Skin

Red wines such as Chianti contain a number of ingredients that have skincare benefits. The reservatrol found in Chianti wine helps slow the growth of bacteria. Alpha hydroxy acids are also found in red wines, like Chianti, and these are very beneficial to your skin. AHAs are both a natural antiseptic and and anti-inflammatory. Some enthusiasts of Chianti and red wine suggest applying a bit to the face as a mask to help fight acne, clean out pores and help prevent future breakouts. Antioxidants in red wines, such as flavanoids and tannins, fight free radicals in the atmosphere. These antioxidants help stimulate the production of collagen, which gives a boost to sagging skin as it smooths out fine lines. Also found in red wines are an abundance of amino acids. Amino acids benefit your skin by forming a barrier to the skin that helps to reduce the damage done to your skin by harmful UV rays.

Hair

Once again reservatrol is responsible for a health and beauty benefit of Chianti wine, this time it it is your tresses that reap the rewards. Reservatrol fights inflammation and cell death, which means that hair loss is reduced. Drinking Chitanti wine stimulates circulation, which strengthens the blood vessels of the scalp and reduces dandruff and flakiness of the scalp.

Chianti is a complex, luxurious tasting wine hailing from the Chianti region Italy. Consumed in moderation, it produces a number of health and beauty benefits that range from slowing the growth of cancer cells to keeping your hair on your head. Most experts agree that ½ to 1 glass of red wine daily is sufficient to provide health benefits without being damaging to your body.

Couple cooking and drinking red wine for good health

Resveralife Live Well: Red Wine & Your Health

Red wine has been proven time and time again to have many wonderful health benefits. From possible cancer prevention, to keeping you free of illness, and more, there are so many different reasons women and men alike can enjoy a glass of red wine and reap the amazing health benefits of this fantastic indulgence.  Resveralife is here to clue you in on how this amazing drink can benefit your health and body – in more ways than one.

 

Prevents Certain Forms of Cancer

Red wine has been shown to prevent certain forms of cancer in studies. Cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer, and bladder cancer have been said to be warded off by the consumption of red wine on a regular basis. This is possibly due to the fact that red wine contains high levels of phytochemicals, which act as anti-oxidants, and provide the body a boost in the immune system, therefore destroying cancerous cells before they have the chance to begin.

 

Healthy Skin

Red wine has been found to contain high levels of Resveratrol, which you all know we here at Resveralife are obsessed with. Resveratrol is capable of turning back the clock, so to speak, on aging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Infused in many skin care products – such as those by Vine Vera – it has the capability to diminish lines and wrinkles, leaving behind smooth, beautiful, youthful skin. Drinking red wine will also provide you with the benefits of resveratrol.

 

Prevents Illness

Also due to the phytochemical components found within red wine, illness such as the common cold or flu is able to be prevented or even shortened due to the antioxidant properties these phytochemicals contain and produce. Many people in various countries swear by this method for alleviating cold symptoms, as well as preventing the flu, by drinking 1-2 glasses of red wine per day.

 

Natural Sleep Aid

Contained in the skin of grapes used for wine making is a component known as melatonin. This particular ingredient is actually produced naturally by the human body, and acts as a hormone to induce feeling tired or needing sleep. Some people produce lower levels of melatonin than others, and therefore could benefit from drinking a glass of red wine an hour or two before bed. This can curb the need to take melatonin supplements and is an enjoyable way to relax and spend your evening.

 

Healthy Heart

Drinking a glass of red wine has been shown in various studies to improve the heart and circulatory system. Red wine relaxes the circulatory system, allowing blood flow to move and pass through arteries and veins more easily. It’s also capable of slowing a rapid heart rate, providing a more consistent heart beat and rhythm. This only works if 1-2 glasses of wine are consumed. If any wine after that is consumed, the effects have not been proven to be the same, and could actually work against the heart and circulatory system.

 

Red wine has long been consumed all over the world since many centuries ago. It seems as though the human race had it right from the start. Consuming red wine in moderation will allow you extended health benefits that you just can’t get anywhere else. Moderation is key. So, feel free to enjoy a delicious glass or two of your favorite red wine with dinner, or after dinner for relaxation. It’s more than okay to indulge yourself just a bit every day. Not overdoing is definitely key.

Vine Vera Resveralife wishes you all great health, longevity, and many glasses of red wine for years to come.

Assorted luxury items

Resveralife Wine Lovers Gift Guide

The holidays are the time of the year when we celebrate the year gone by with our families and friends and look forward to the New Year. These last few days can be a lot of fun and wine is something that helps to ensure that you make the most of all the fun and excitement. Since holiday gifts are integral to the holiday season, you would want to check out a few ideas on what to gift wine lovers. This Vine Vera Gift Guide for wine lovers helps you to choose the right wines and wine accessories for the wine enthusiast in your family.

Gifts for Wine Lovers

Coravin – Coravin is the way to splurge when purchasing something for wine lovers. Coravin is considered to be the ultimate wine that you can offer as a gift to a wine lover, particularly someone who really appreciates wine. The bottle has a unique wine pouring system that allows you to pour the right amount of wine while the rest of the bottle can be preserved to be used the next day, next week, next month or the next holiday season. Any wine lover would really be thrilled to receive a bottle of Coravin this year. Cost – $299.

TRIbella – TRIbella is a brand new wine aerator that has recently hit the market. Created by a Portland inventor, this aerator is the ideal one to pour into a perfectly shaped glass in order to reveal the truest flavor of the wine. The best part is that it is easy to transport and it doesn’t end up taking up too much space in your luggage either. Cost – $40.

Coravin Wine Opener – The Coravin Wine Opener is an ideal accessory to gift to wine lovers this year. If you’re looking to enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir that no one else wants to have, all you need to do is inject the needle into the cork and extract a glass of wine for yourself, without having to remove the cork at all. The needle easily penetrates the cork to extract your wine while the argon gas helps to pressurize the bottle in order to ensure that you only have to draw out as much wine as you need. Once the needle is removed, the cork reseals itself and allows you to preserve the bottle for later. Cost – $299.

Capabunga – The Capabunga is a wine cap that can be placed on a bottle of open wine to preserve it for later. The best thing about the cap is that it allows you to store the bottle on its side, without having to worry about any spillage. This cap fits all bottles and also has dozens of options to allow you to personalize your gifts. Cost – $18 for four.

World Atlas of Wine – Currently in its 7th edition, this gorgeous encyclopedia showcases the different wine regions in the world. There is plenty of new material in the latest edition and the cartography is extremely vivid and highly detailed as well. Cost – $55.

Wine Holder from Alessi – Alessi’s Noe Wine Holder is a beautiful wine holder that has been shaped to resemble a cluster of grapes. An ideal addition to any decor and a perfect gift to give to the wine lover in your family. Cost – $90.

Woman on stationary bike with a glass of red wine

Resveralife Asks: Can Wine Replace the Gym?

Some might consider wine to be a toxic irritant in the system, but recent reports seem to show that the ancients might have got it right once again by substituting water with wines in their diets. A number of studies now state that this grape based intoxicant might have antioxidant qualities to offer to the human body. This simply makes us wonder whether wine can help us feel healthier or not and how much of wine should we be drinking. After all, drinking more wine is what the entire French Paradox is about, isn’t it?

 

Wine was considered to be a staple in ancient times because water was more or less contaminated with pathogens and deadly diseases. Moreover, in many places water ended up becoming a luxury, whereas wine could be found everywhere. Such was its popularity, that it managed to linger on for centuries when countless other alcohols came and went. And as many wine lovers would love to swear by, they still seem younger than many of their non-drinking buddies.

 

In a recent study that was conducted to determine whether wine consumption had any benefits, researchers have discovered that red wine contains an active ingredient known as Resveratrol, an ingredient that is commonly found in nuts and red grapes. Resveratrol is considered to offer significant anti-aging benefits with regular use and it is also believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Numerous wine based studies also confirm that Resveratrol has a way of improving the cardiovascular health of our elderly, when used in the right doses.

 

In fact, another study also mentioned out that red wine could be effectively termed as a substitute to exercising because it helped to protect muscle loss and preserve muscle tone. However, despite these results, Resveratrol studies are still in their nascent stages and it is always best to drink wine in moderation.

 

What you can do is that you can alter your daily routines to accommodate some red wine and give your body with the wondrous benefits that Resveratrol has to offer. And No. Don’t be lazy. We don’t mean that skipping out on your daily exercise is ok. Here are a few things that you can do.

  • Maintain your daily exercise routine. Resveratrol might be helping you with muscle toning and preventing muscle loss, but exercising is about a lot more than maintaining your muscles. It also has a lot to do with keeping you healthy. What you can do is that you could wind down with a glass of wine. This helps you to look good as well as feel good.
  • Bring in the reds. Dessert wines might taste fantabulous, but they don’t offer you with any Resveratrol whatsoever. So, cut out on the tastes that a Chardonnay has to offer. Red wine is just as tasty and its extremely healthy too.
  • Always drink in moderation. Resveratrol might be beneficial for your body, but always drink wine in moderation. Wine also contains alcoholic content and sugar that can accumulate toxins and poisons in your body. Drinking too much of wine can also cause a lot of internal damage to your body. Remember, wine can act as a Resveratrol supplement, it cannot act as a replacement for healthy lifestyles.

 

To sum up, can wine replace the gym? Nope!