Wine can complement the mild sweetness of certain foods. It can also contrast salt as in the European custom of pairing wine with salty Stilton cheese with some sweetness. The sweetness of wine balances food’s tartness, more so in sweet dishes with sour and sweet flavors.
The small intestine absorbs alcohol fast. But, if it stays longer in the stomach, its absorption would be slower and thus its effect on the body. Food ensures that alcohol takes longer to reach your small intestines. Similarly, eating with food in your stomach reduces the absorption of alcohol.
Wine is rich in antioxidants to keep your heart healthy, lower bad cholesterol levels and control blood sugar. It also reduces the risk of developing cancer, improves memory, treats common cold, and keeps you slim.
Sip your wine slowly as you enjoy your favorite meal, or even after finishing your dinner for the most effect on your body. This ensures that you don’t drink too much alcohol because you’ll get full with food. It also ensures that food reaches your stomach before alcohol to reduce its speed of absorption.
Wine goes well with most foods. You can pair it with eggs, salmon, oats, Asparagus, bananas, and Greek yogurt. You can also pair it with berries and chia pudding, among others.
Bananas are good accompaniment for your glass of whisky. It’s rich in potassium, a nutrient that gets depleted in the body when you consume alcohol.
People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can lower blood sugar levels with a glass of white or red wine. Studies show that red wine can reduce the levels of blood sugar in the body. Therefore, it’s good to rink red wine during or after dinner.
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