Wine Tasting: The effect of the heart and brain

Friends, is wine tasting good for the heart? Of course, nature is generous and ready to give it to us.¬†But it is important to know what to take and what to avoid.¬†The heart just loves spinach, nuts, avocados, fatty fish, vegetables.¬†From all this, you can already make a decent base for your diet, but that’s not all.¬†For sweet we have 70% dark chocolate.

Can I drink? The answer is not so obvious. Here are the subtleties. From time to time we all go to visit, to restaurants or invite guests. And so that there is no internal tension and sour facial expression when asked: “What do you pour?”, Let’s understand what and when.

A still life shot of a single wine bottle and a pair of empty glasses in front of some fresh grapes. Shallow depth of field.

We, humans, are inquisitive beings, and through thorough research, we have long found that wine in moderation is a useful thing. A 2006 study finally recognized the benefits of wine for the heart and blood vessels.

Wine tasting contains flavonoids. These vitamin-like substances fight free radicals that try to destroy the cell membrane. The logic is simple: with excessive cell destruction, the wall becomes brittle. And vice versa: there are enough cells Рthe vessels are intact and serve reliably. And healthy blood vessels easily provide the heart muscle with oxygen, literally prolonging our lives. There are now many dietary supplements with flavonoids.

Flavonoids are found in many plants. But red and black grapes are the real sources of these substances. In white grapes, such a number of flavonoids is no longer found.

A glass of wine a day, in fact, does not contradict the desire of the heart to stay healthy. But the risk of succumbing to a pernicious addiction is also great. Therefore, smart heads have figured out how to use the beneficial properties of wine without the risk of becoming an alcoholic. One of the successful methods of treatment of heart vessels is the introduction of stents into the vessels Рempty tubes or frames. This prevents the vessels from collapsing. Third-generation stents are made of polymers and related radioprotectors, among which flavonoids are a priority. Active therapeutic substances are released into the bloodstream directly into the heart throughout the year and strengthen the walls of blood vessels.

However, science is science, and a glass of wine tasting in an atmosphere of meeting your loved ones will be good for your heart and blood vessels. The main thing is not to get carried away. Remember that alcoholics do not have a healthy heart.

Wine tasting makes the brain work better than math

If you are a wine connoisseur or adore Cabernet, there is good news for you. Wine tasting can stimulate the brain better than listening to a Beethoven concert or solving a complex trigonometric problem.

The secret is to “concentrate on the wine tasting.”

This means that the brain begins to work better during wine tasting.

”¬†Several sensory and motor systems are involved in this process, as well as systems responsible for cognitive skills, memory, emotions, and pleasure,”

Moreover, the wine tasting we feel is not created by food or drink, but by our brain.

For example, the objects we see are not actually colored.

The color appears due to the fact that light is reflected from an object, and different waves of light length stimulate certain areas of the brain through which we identify colors.

We also experience pain due to nerve processing that occurs in the brain in response to a signal that something is wrong with a part of our body.

”¬†Similarly, food and wine molecules do not taste on their own. Our sensory systems evoke a sense of taste,” says the professor.

In principle, as the scientist explains, the brain creates our entire sensory world.

The wine tasting involves the sense of smell, sight, touch (we feel the wine in our mouths), the motor system (tongue, jaw, cheek, neck, etc.).

Also in this process involved the memory of tastes, emotions, hormonal systems that are triggered to ensure pleasure.

Areas of the brain that control motivation is activated to determine if you will continue to drink. And the area responsible for the pleasure makes the final decision on the taste of the wine.

In this case, the part of the brain that controls speech and communication is activated if you tell others what you have just tasted.

Thus, more systems of the human body are involved in wine tasting than when listening to music or solving problems.

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Rob Prosser