Humpday Health: Drinking wine can provide health benefits

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Merlot. Pinot noir. Cabernet sauvignon. Just three of the 65 different wines created at Noni Bacca Winery in Wilmington.

“We started the winery almost a dozen years ago, 2007. We wanted to bring a variety of wines from around the world here to Wilmington,” said owner Toni Incorvaia.

It’s common to have a glass or two of wine with dinner or just to unwind after a long day.

Incorvaia says drinking the grape-based beverage can have some positive impacts on your health, unlike other alcoholic drinks like beer or spirits.

At the top of the list is the antioxidants that wine is full of.

“Wine has so many antioxidants. And you say, ‘What are antioxidants?’ Well, antioxidants are the things that go in and take care of the free radicals that come into our body every day,” said Incorvaia.

Red wine is regarded by experts as a healthy option, due to the skin of the grapes it draws its color from. As long as you enjoy the drink in moderation, you’re setting yourself up for the long run.

“They say if you have two five-ounce glasses of red wine each day, it will help combat things like cancer, like cholesterol,” said Incorvaia.

So the next time you’re grabbing a bottle out of the wine rack at home, you’ll have the piece of mind that you’re improving your health.

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