My family has a tradition of drinking wine, everyday, at 4:00. It is a tradition that I love. It gives me something to look forward to on a daily basis. Who doesn’t want that?
Making time in my day to sit back, relax, and drink a glass of wine has helped me keep my sanity. As a broke full time employee, I find it essential to find something to appreciate.
I have been the type of person who would come home from a horrible day at work to just keeping worrying about work. If I wasn’t dreading one thing, it was another. Even if I had a day off, I was counting down the hours until I would be back at my job. I never let my mind be at ease. Unfortunately, I know I am not the only human being who has gone through this.
Red Wine has been shown to have a calming effect on a persons body. Sipping on a glass before or during dinner could help you have a relaxing evening. It is no secret that everyone needs a moment to unwind. Taking a small block of time to sit and enjoy your surroundings while sipping on a glass of merlot (or whichever you prefer) will ease a lot of tension.
Love Your Heart
Another benefit of our beloved adult grape juice is resveratrol. This antioxidant is famed for protecting against heart disease. Resveratrol works by preventing plaque formation and blood clotting, and increasing HDL (good cholesterol). To further my argument, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
According to LiveStrong.com, red wine contains polyphenol. This antioxidant combats disease-causing free radicals and boosts the immune system. When I find myself getting sick, I reach for my cabernet sauvignon instead of Nyquil.
I’ll admit, the health benefits of wine are not the reasons why I enjoy a glass each day. I find pleasure in taking a break from the daily tedious tasks I am bound to. For my family, it is a special time in the day for everyone to drop what they are doing and come together. This is true, even if it is just for a short moment. Either way, it is something to look forward to.
Everyone needs a little something to look forward to.
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