Sport and wine are not incompatible and can coexist without any problem as long as the consumption is moderate. Moreover, a number of studies have shown that wine has 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 healthy, and do not want to lower their stress level. The truth is that moderate wine consumption is not only possible, but it also provides benefits for those who practice athletics, among other sports.
While doctors and nutritionists state that it is best not to drink too much wine just before competing. And it reaffirms because, according to studies published on Sport Medicine, excessive consumption of wine before practising athletics can increase the number of injuries and the athlete dehydrates long before.
Virtues of wine
On the other hand, the virtues of wine reaffirm the theory that it provides cardiovascular benefits, particularly useful for those who do exercise regularly. It also increases levels of good cholesterol and prevents the bad one. Other benefits of moderate wine consumption 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 includes flavonoids, which are antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart disease. American doctors have claimed that “a glass of wine with dinner the night before a race is nothing to worry about”.
In addition, nutritionists state that each person processes alcohol differently, and that depends less on the amount. Some athletes and wine drinkers at the same time limit their consumption to one or two glasses of wine or beer per day, and drink a lot of water to compensate dehydration, always before the day of the race or competition.
Long live to wine!
Marqués de Caceres Reserva Magnum 2005: a red wine with DO Rioja based on the top of tempranillo and graciano from 2005 vintage and 13.5º of alcohol.
Cune Crianza 2011: a red wine from Rioja DO vinified with garnacha negra and mazuelo from 2011 and 13.5º of volume of alcohol.