Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Be Healthy in 2016 With Wine!

If you're the type of person who loves to make goals and plan for the year, we think a great resolution is to drink more wine! Don't be fooled by the great taste, and the way wine makes you feel. Wine is a wonderful way to start incorporating healthy choices into your day. Check out these neat ways that you can make your New Year's resolutions more exciting, and why wine is good for you.

Watching Your Weight

One of the most penned resolutions is to lose weight. While many people are trying to drop the pounds, we just want to drink more wine! Do you know how many calories are actually in a glass of wine? Many dry table wines only have 120-130 calories in a 5-ounce glass. While the calories in wine probably aren't your biggest concern when trying to lose weight, make sure that you know exactly how much you're drinking.

Working Out

Many new studies have been released this year to imply that drinking alcohol and working out go hand in hand. Both activities release chemicals in our brains that make us feel good, and each activity also encourages us to do the other. Another study also found that a compound in wine may help you recover from a hard workout. Supplemental resveratrol (try to say that quickly 10 times after few glasses of wine!) is an antioxidant that is shown to help decrease muscle damage caused by strenuous exercise. While you're making plans to exercise more this year, make sure and stop by your favorite winery at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can enjoy a glass when you're done working out!

Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Red wine is commonly associated with a healthy heart, but white wine is making headlines for its health benefits as well. While red wine is polyphenol-rich, and great for cardiovascular benefits, they are also finding that alcohol itself has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. White wine also has the potential to improve arterial health through a polyphenol called caffeic acid, which will help you blood vessels to produce more nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to relax arteries and lower your blood pressure.

Sleep Better

Improving your sleep pattern can increase your mental alertness, lower levels of stress and give your body energy. Yet, any alcohol of any type at the wrong time can interrupt your sleep cycle. While it may seem like alcohol helps you get to sleep faster, the quality of your sleep can be significantly disrupted. Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, since that will be less likely to disturb sleep, 

Keep Your Mind Sharp

Light to moderate wine drinking accompanied by a healthy diet has been found to improve brain function as we age, with hindering memory or motor skills. The polyphenol resveratrol that is in wine has been shown to help with people suffering from mild to moderate signs of Alzheimers and have other possible benefits for mental health.

Drink the Best Wine at the Lake

While you're making your New Year's resolutions, be sure to include the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have delicious red and white wine's that will not only taste amazing but can maybe help you meet some of your other resolutions! Our winery is nestled in the beautiful hills of the Ozarks, and our Missouri Wine is the best. Come for the wine, stay for the atmosphere, remember the view.

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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