My mom and sister have been obsessed with Natural Wine for a while now. So, NATURALLY (hahah), I too have become a huge advocate for this natural wine craze and feel the need to share some of the amazing benefits natural wine has to offer.
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Everybody has heard that a glass of red wine is “good for your heart”. And wine does had a lot of heart-healthy benefits. There are substances in red wine called antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. Antioxidants found in wine are called polyphenols.
YOU DON'T GET HANGOVERS (when drinking in moderation).
Nearly every Blue Zone – a region with the longest living people – has moderate alcohol consumption as part of its culture. The wine they drink, however, is not commercial wine; it's natural wine.
3. Much of the wine produced in the US from grapes grown here contains glyphosate. Glyphosate is also known by its brand name, Roundup, and because US soil is so contaminated, it was found in almost every US wine that was tested, even organic ones, which have sent us running to Europe and other parts of the world in effort to source cleaner wine. Those of us who experience headaches, brain fog, or other negative effects from wine thinking it's a hangover may be reacting to the additives and not the wine itself.
4. No sugar or carbs. Some modern wines have more sugar than a liter of cola! All Dry Farm Wines have less than 1 g/L (statistically sugar-free). We celebrate wine as part of a Paleo or Keto (Low Carb) lifestyle that's optimal for health.
5. Organic or biodynamically grown from small family vintners. This means no added pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or other harmful chemicals, even though the use of chemicals has grown 26x (2600%) in the last 50 years. Monsanto's Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in US vineyards today, and it's been linked to numerous cancer cases worldwide. Organic farms are healthy and sustainable for the soil, the diversity of life in the vineyard, and ultimately for us.