Eat Well and Drink Your Wine – Have a Long Life!
A wine grape harvest is the main event for winemakers, the conclusion of summer. Different nations have different traditions and rituals connected with wine. They have to do both with making wine and drinking it. This drink is a perfect companion both during weekdays and holidays. It warms you up in the cold and cools you off in heat. Hippocrates used to prescribe wine as a treatment for headache. But scientific debates on the benefit and harm of this drink are still going on in our days.
Naturally, wine contains alcohol, which can be harmful if consumed often and in big amounts. Besides, some people may develop an allergy to it. But at the same time researchers proved some beneficial properties of wine:
- It protects cells from the harmful effect of x-rays and ultraviolet rays, which is goof for preventing and treating cancer.
- It contains catechins, which have an anti-bacterial effect and boost your immunity.
- It is rich in vitamins В1, В2, С, Р (flavonoids), ferrum, potassium, magnesium, iodine.
- Resveratrol contained in wine has an anti-tumor effect, it’s a natural bio-stimulant with an effect similar to estrogens that can prevent osteoporosis.
- Drinking wine increases the level of high-molecular lipoproteins in blood, which are able to cleanse the body of low-molecular cholesterol. This means that wine can prevent atherosclerosis, thrombosis, it decreases the number of fat cells in the body, improves metabolism and prevents obesity.
- Mulled diluted wine with spices and honey is especially good in treating colds and bronchitis.
- It helps against insomnia due to its high content of melatonin – the sleep hormone.
- It boosts your appetite and stimulates secretion of the gall bladder, it helps digest heavy fat- and protein-containing food. That is why wine is normally served with meat, fish, and cheese.
- It stimulates carbohydrate, nitrogenous and mineral metabolism in the body.
- Polyphenols contained in wine regulate blood sugar level and prevent Type 2 diabetes.
- High content of ferrum in wine is the reason it is often prescribed for blood loss, anemia and vitamin deficiency.
Thanks to these wonderful and beneficial properties of wine, many nutritionists recommend to include it into a balanced healthy diet. At the same time, you shouldn’t forget that it should be a natural, high-quality drink, and its amount should not be more than one glass per day (about 200 ml).
Wine goes perfectly together with meat, poultry, fish, fruits, and of course, cheese. Not only does it help digest these different products, it also develops a new shade of its rich flavor when combined with each of those foods.
Korchma Taras Bulba offers delicious and fresh cheeses to its guests: Adygei cheese and brynza. They are produced at our own Kazachye farm and pass a very rigorous quality control. These cheeses will serve your health well: they contain calcium, potassium, sodium, beta-carotene, the B group vitamins. They are rich in indispensable amino acids and ferments responsible for the intestines’ good work, as well as in tryptophane (a natural anti-depressant).
And for poultry gourmands, Korchma is having a Duck Month in September. Duck meat is not only tasty and nutritious but also recommended for anemia and eyesight problems (it contains a lot of vitamin A). It is also rich in the group B vitamins and thus beneficial for your nervous system, skin, and hair. And polyunsaturated fat acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 contained in duck meat normalize the work of cardio-vascular system.
And remember that only natural and quality products can supplement the noble taste and effect of good wine.