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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Ranking The Healthiest Wines In The Market

October 20th, 2021

Things done in moderation usually yield great benefits. Drinking wine is definitely one of them. Red wine, for example, is especially high in phytochemicals. These include resveratrol and quercetin. These are powerful antioxidants and have been shown to yield health benefits. The most known ones involve arthritis relief, and heart disease protection. That being said, we put together our ranking of the healthiest wines in the market:

Ranking the healthiest wines

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Let’s start with the reds…

It’s a no-brainer that red wine is considered “healthier” compared to white. But even among the reds, there are some that have more health benefits compared to others. First in our ranking is Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has a higher resveratrol concentration in comparison to other red wines. Resveratrol, as we earlier mentioned, is an antioxidant compound. It is especially good for the heart because it helps eliminate bad cholesterol. It also helps fight against cancer cells.

Next in line is Malbec. Malbec grapes have some of the thickest skins of all wine-grape varieties. This means they possess lots of resveratrol, quercetin, antioxidants. It is also rich in polyphenols that have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

Last but not the least, is Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a very popular red wine because it doesn’t cause stains. Cabernet Sauvignon has a chemical component that kills certain strains of cavity-causing bacteria. Additionally, the wine carries proanthocyanidins. These are potent antioxidants that have been shown to reduce oxidative stress in the body.

Ranking health benefits of white wines

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Moving on to the whites…

Now let’s move on to ranking our white wines. Up first is Pinot Grigio. Studies reveal that Pinot Grigio contains tyrosol and caffeic acid. These compounds act as anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. Research also showed that caffeic acid in Pinot Grigio may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Second on the list is Chardonnay. This is arguably the most popular white in the world. Studies were conducted with people combining regular exercise with moderate drinking of this white wine. The cholesterol levels of the participants showed significant improvements.

Last on the list is Sauvignon Blanc. It’s also known as “grassy wine”  owing to its refreshing crispness. Sauvignon Blanc contains high levels of acidity and lower amounts of sugar compared to other whites. There are studies showing that the unique antioxidants in this wine may offer protection against cognitive decline. ^_^

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