We leave behind the feasts of Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the Three Wise Men , and we want to get back to our routine in our meals… so remember that a glass of wine as an accompaniment is very healthy for your cardiovascular health and also has very few calories.
A glass of wine contains around 125 calories, roughly the same as 2 apples, a glass of milk, or a can of tuna. Although it should be noted that this can vary depending on the type of wine and its sugar content.
Contrary to what many people may think, recent studies show that a glass of wine a day increases basal metabolism, which means that the calories we consume are converted directly into energy, thus not stored in our body as fat.
When we talk about the benefits of wine, always taken in moderation, it is important to remember that its high concentration of polyphenols and vitamin E are great allies for the maintenance of blood and blood vessels, preventing heart diseases. And the resveratrol that it contains, is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol.
All of this, combined with its ability to increase our endorphins, a substance our body generates to make us feel good… turns that glass of wine into something priceless, don’t you think?”