Sports and wine are not incompatible and can coexist without any problems whenever the consumption is moderate. Indeed, numerous studies have shown that wine offers advantages and benefits for the body in general.
But it is normal that many athletes wonder if they can drink wine, because they spend a lot of energy and often eat and drink healthily, and do not want to lower their effort level. The truth is that moderate wine consumption is not only possible, but also provides benefits for those who practice athletics, among other sports.
However, doctors and nutritionists state that it is best not to drink too much wine just before competing. And it reaffirms because, according to studies of Sport Medicine journal, excessive wine consumption before practicing athletics can increase the number of injuries and the athlete will dehydrate much earlier.
Virtues of wine
On the other hand, the virtues of wine reaffirm the theory of cardiovascular benefits, especially for those who practice regular exercise. It also increases levels of good cholesterol and prevents the bad. Other benefits of moderate consumption of wine combined with sports is that it relaxes the muscles in the arteries, lowers blood pressure and helps preventing osteoporosis…
It is well known that red wine carries flavonoids, which are antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart disease. And American doctors have stated that ?a glass of wine with dinner the night before a race is nothing worrying?.
In addition, nutritionists state that each person processes alcohol differently, and that depends less on quantity. Some athletes and wine drinkers limit their intake to one or two glasses of wine or beer per day, and drink lots of water to compensate for dehydration, always before the day of the race or competition.
Long live to wine!
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