Why wine is your wingman and wingwoman

Wine, vin, or vino, in the romantic languages. With this drink in your arsenal you will always be in a good mood, not only because of the boost it gives to your omega-3’s, but because wine is an aphrodisiac, meaning a stimulant of sexual desire. Red wine contains organic compounds called amines, such as histamine which is linked to sexual drive.

Research in Finland, at the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere discovered in a study of 2,600 aged 18-69, a link between those who had a glass of wine at dinnertime, and higher self-esteem.

Before you take a sip, take a whiff as wine has been found to contain many of the aromas which arouse us. Different scents entice women, for example cherry or musky scents, and men for example the smell of vanilla or lavender. Remember that night when- among other things- you had a spectacular glass of *insert spectacular wine*? Olfactory memories is where your body unconsciously uses smell to trigger memory. Therefore, smelling the spectacular wine at a later point should bring back those fabulous feelings. If not, you did not sniff the wine hard enough. So remember, whiff before you sip!

This beverage increases your libido, and according to a 2016 study by Harvard University and the University of East Anglia, red wine lowers the chance of erectile dysfunction by 19%, owed to organic compounds called flavonoids.

It makes you more attractive.
A little does a lot. Only a glass, is needed to create this state of increased attractiveness. Visible changes include flushed cheeks and exuding a rosy glow. This is according to a 2015 study by Bristol University, in which participants were asked to rate the physical attractiveness of individuals before and after wine consumption photos. Those who had consumed a low volume of wine were deemed more attractive then when they were sober. Per contra, more glasses were found to reverse the effect. Which confirms what we already know, being full on inebriated is still not a good look, in any situation.

Wine is good for the heart, and health.
Antioxidants found in the skin of grapes shield your cells from potential harm by free radicals, which could otherwise contribute to diseases like cancer and heart disease. One such antioxidant, and a main ingredient within red wine, is called Resveratol, a defender against blood clots and damage. The effect of this substance on the body mirrors that of a physical workout, e.g. improved heart function and muscle strength.
Not only does red wine protect your heart, it protects your smile against dental disease by killing harmful bacteria, thus keeping gum disease and tooth decay at bay. This is based on research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

So, wine can make you feel good, look good and is good for you health-wise. If these are not the ideal attributes of a wing (man or woman), I don’t know what is.

The key to keeping wine your ally and not your saboteur is to drink it moderately!

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