Sport and alcohol – can they go together? You don't need to roll your eyes now. You know it. You know we know. And we know you know it: drinking in moderation is unhealthy. But what about alcohol in moderation? And how does a glass of wine affect (more or less) expert athletes?
Not bad at all - if you do it right!
Prick up your ears because you might like what's coming next. First of all, however, we want to make sure that you don't misunderstand us: In this post, we're not talking about wild carousing to unconsciousness. And you should also avoid the cheap booze, because it really can't shine with health-promoting properties for your body.
For the sake of health, we dare to turn a popular saying inside out: "Beer on wine, don't do it - wine on beer, I advise you". That means: Eliminate the beer from your diet and go for a really good, high-quality glass of red wine instead.
Aha, beer doesn't work, but wine is okay? Absolutely! We don't want to bore you with technical terms, but we want to throw the flavonoids into the room at this point. To all the food bloggers out there: Foods with plenty of flavonoids definitely fall under the trending superfoods! Thanks to its high occurrence in fine red wine, it combats vascular calcification, has an anti-inflammatory effect and increases healthy HDL cholesterol in the body. Oh yes, and did we already mention that the flavonoids in red wine counteract premature skin aging? Farewell, little wrinkles! Wow, and even the risk of heart disease is reduced. Here it takes on a whole different meaning when you raise the glass "to your health"...
So after exercise you can treat yourself to a glass of wine with a clear conscience. We would like to warmly recommend that you first quench your thirst with a refreshing water after the competition, but there is nothing wrong with the thoughtful toasting at the victory celebration!
Nevertheless: Less is more Yes, that all sounds very tempting. But as so often in life, the line between "good" and "too much of a good thing" is unfortunately quite narrow. Alcohol in large quantities can mutate into a veritable calorie bomb on the one hand, while on the other hand the health benefits also turn into disadvantages. In the case of alcoholic beverages, the “fine line” just mentioned is even a little narrower for women than for men: while HE can treat himself to two glasses of red wine a day, SHE should limit herself to just one glass.
From our own experience, we can confirm that body and mind sometimes get in each other's way when it tastes so delicious. Then your hand reaches for another sip, even though your head wants (or should) stop all the fun. The insider tip from us true wine lovers: grab a small bottle straight away to trick your head and not even get tempted! We are the only online store to offer you half glass bottles with 0.375 liters of the best wine. Here you can treat yourself to a whole, small bottle at the end of the day without a guilty conscience. Of course - a wine merchant who recommends wine... We admit it sounds suspicious that we of all people are promoting a daily glass of red wine. However, we are only relying on scientific studies here and do not want to seduce you into drinking. Promised!