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Why Cannonau red wine shouldn’t be banned during Dry January

The power of red wine’s polyphenols is the secret to live to 100

With the festivities over, you may find it’s time to give your body a break from the indulgence. Whilst everyone is thinking of the healthiest way to kick off the new year, one of the biggest growing detox trends is “DRY JANUARY”. However, we have the answer to keeping your intake healthy and balanced!

Cannonau is the autochthonous, full-bodied red wine of Sardinia becoming popular worldwide for its unique beneficial properties; and we want to tell you why it shouldn’t be banned this anuary. Cutting off the alcohol from your diet is a great choice for your health. It will reset your body, allow you to reduce your calorie intake and help your organs to function better. Alcohol is a risk factor linked to many severe conditions . However, not all alcoholic drinks are the same.

The health benefits of red wine

Alcohol is one of the world’s biggest criminals. We’ve uncovered the truth about the damage of binge drinking; but did you know about the health benefits of moderate drinking?
Sardinia’s Cannonau red wine is the shining ruby beacon; promoting various health benefits with a luscious taste. 
Polyphenols are responsible for the colour of the wine and work as an antioxidant, preserving cells and tissues. White, as well as red wine, contain polyphenols, but their content is superior in red wine. The boasting point for Sardinia is that Cannonau contains two to three times more polyphenols than other red wines and is embraced in daily routine.
Benefits of alcohol to the arteries and cardio-vascular system have been known since the end of the 16th century. Sardinians praise their wines as contributors to their long healthy lives whilst globally cardiovascular diseases account for 30% of all death.

But quantity is key!

Moderate alcohol consumption produces good cholesterol that helps reduce blood pressure and preserve the arteries and can even have beneficial effects on Diabetes. Cannonau is considered one of the best longevity foods and with its great flavonoids content could be responsible for better cardiovascular health, but also to fight intestinal inflammation from cholesterol-rich foods. With studies referring to the “French Paradox” it’s easy to assume that moderate wine consumption can help protect us from the effects of saturated fats in our foods. Studies suggest that the appropriate daily red wine intake is between 150 ml and 265 ml to benefit from its protective properties on your cardiovascular system. Sporting the world’s highest numbers of centenarians, Sardinians owe a lot to their produce. Even the grapes have some of the oldest DNA in the world, believed to date back 3000 years!

So, this year there is no need to completely dry out. Why not add a polyphenol boost to your new year’s resolution. Grab some legumes and Pecorino and conquer January the blue zone way!