To everyone out there who is accustom to hearing how great wine is for your health, brace yourselves. Well, only half-way brace yourself, because we are here to tell you both the pro’s and con’s of wine. Like everything, there is a good and bad side to it. Let’s get down to it.
As this Greenville SC wellness clinic explains, the benefits of wine are well spoken about. We always hear about the antioxidant content helping to prevent free radical damage in your body. However great the benefits are, we have to remember that too much anything can be bad. Lets take a look at some of these things.
First is the pesticide content in wine. Unless you are consuming organic wine, you are drinking pesticide residues from the grapes. These grapes are heavily dosed with pesticides to prevent any loss of crops and money for the vineyard. Unfortunately, the consumer pays the price as they imbibe the pesticides along with the wine.
Another issue with wine is the alcohol. I’m not talking about alcohol being bad from a moral or religious stand point (Jesus drank wine after all), but some people’s bodies cannot tolerate it well, and this causes other health issues in them. The yeast in wine and other byproducts of fermentation are also known for causing inflammation reactions in your body. Take note of how you feel the next day after drinking only one glass(4 ounces) of wine . If you get a headache, feel extra groggy, or feel sick, then you may be sensitive to some of these substances.