How Olivia Pope’s Love For Red Wine Got To Me
My fellow TV series lovers…. What series would you be seeing this weekend? I’m personally on the tip of my toes for Scandal.
Scandal’s Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) doesn’t have a lot of stability in her life. As a high-profile Washington “fixer,” she spends her days cleaning up the messes of shady, ethically compromised politicians. Her life is complicated. She can’t count on her boyfriend, Fitzgerald Grant III, the (married) president of the United States. She can’t count on her father, a nefarious, trigger-happy spy, or her mother, an international terrorist and fugitive. But she can count on one thing: the calming powers of a glass of red wine.
Any hardworking gal knows that kicking back with a glass of red wine is a fabulous way to de-stress. The best part? Your red-wine habit also happens to come with some happy health benefits, such as protecting your ticker and even slimming your waistline.
Here’s a list I made that would make you grab a glass of wine when next you see it.
#1. Prevents tooth decay
For a perfect set of pearly whites, you should drink red wine. It hardens your enamel which in turn prevents tooth decay and the growth of bacteria. Polyphenols, something which is found in red wine, can reduce gum inflammation and prevent gum diseases.
#2. For your forty winks
Is that presentation at work giving you a sleepless night? Then ditch milk and drink up some red wine. Red wine contains melatonin, which can help you sleep peacefully. Remember, you should drink it just once in a while. If you are facing sleeplessness regularly, you must consult a doctor.
#3. To protect your heart
Resveratrol is one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds, which can help reduce the saturated fat accumulated in the arteries. Red wine also contains flavonoids and saponins that protect you against cardiovascular diseases. But, this does not mean you go on a drinking spree. Red wine, when drunk in moderation, works best and also raises your HDL cholesterol, which in simple terms is ‘good cholesterol’.
#4. To breathe easy
Don’t you just hate it when you are down with cold and you cannot breathe easy because of a blocked nose? Well, if you drank red wine regularly, you wouldn’t have to face this problem.
#5. For a beautiful, healthy skin
Red wine also contains antioxidants which are essential for our body. They can slow aging as well as help you reduce your fine lines and wrinkles. They can also help prevent type 2 diabetes and also keep your bones strong.
#6. To prevent cancer
Consumption of red wine in moderation can greatly lower the risk of breast cancer in women. Red wine also contains quercetin, which prevents lung cancer. Besides this, resveratrol in addition to preventing heart disease can also prevent the growth of cancerous cells.
#7. For a long, happy life
Scientists believe that red wine can elongate your life span to a certain extent. It also protects you from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. So, drink up this glass of red elixir once in a while and enjoy its health benefits.
So go out now and buy that sexy bottle you’ve been eyeing and drink to good health. But, here is a word of caution. You should drink red wine in moderation; about 150 ml of red wine is an ideal serving. It should be consumed by healthy people only. If you are suffering from any disease, you must consult a doctor before you start consuming red wine.
Have a warmth filled weekend ladies. *sips wine*
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