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Carb and Sugar Free Wine That Gets You Shredded

We’ve all seen articles highlighting the benefits of drinking wine. It is something that we have been told for years, and to give these articles some credit, there have been plenty of studies showing that red wine can actually help you live longer by fighting back against some of the leading causes of death and aging. In fact, light to moderate consumption of wine is associated with a 20% drop in overall mortality, 14% decrease in cancer, and 22% decrease of death from coronary heart disease [1].

In this blog, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between modern-day wine making and traditional
  • Why DryFarm Wines are better for you than your typical wines
  • The Top Natural Winemaking Rituals that DryFarm uses

Studies have shown that wine is good for your heart and can help with cognitive function as you age. The journal Acta Neurologica Scandinavia published a study where they followed subjects for 7 years and found that over the period people who consumed a light to moderate amount of wine were associated with better cognitive performance. This was not found among those who drank spirits or beer [2]. Although cognitive performance can begin to slow down as we age, the consumption of wine helps to retain and improve cognitive performance.

There are many health benefits of drinking wine, but what if I told you that not all wine is created equal?

Although there is a lot of research to back up the health benefits of wine, especially red wine, there are also many things found in conventional wines that may not be so healthy for you. In fact, some of the things you will want to avoid altogether.

Let me explain. 

The process of modern-day winemaking has changed so significantly that the consumption of wine can start to have negative side effects, such as trouble sleeping and an overall uneasy feeling. How can something so healthy, make you feel so unhealthy?

Well, that could be because it is. As mentioned, modern day winemaking has changed dramatically from traditional, organic wine. Many of today’s wines that you find at the grocery stores or wine shops have a higher alcohol content and higher amounts of sugar, which is added. These wines also have chemicals that are added to try and make them more enjoyable, as these chemicals are used to improve texture, color, and flavor.

Did you know that there are 76 chemicals that are approved by the FDA to be added to our wines? Also, because farming has changed, chemicals such as fungicides, mycotoxins, and phthalates can end up in our wine, all of which can negatively contaminate the drink [3, 4, 5]

To reap all of the benefits of wine, without consuming the negative chemicals, which lead to unhealthy, negative side effects, you need to make sure that you are drinking quality wines sourced from organic farms.

This is where Dry Farm Wines come in, a company that I have found has a passion for nature and public health, and to them, the enjoyment of wine is an important part of living well. They are also committed to supporting family farmers and artisans that share their passion.

Because the company is so picky about the farmers they source their wine from, they make sure that the wines all share common natural farming and winemaking rituals.

Top Natural Winemaking Rituals

  • Natural, organic or bio-dynamic viticulture/farming
  • Dry farming, no use of irrigation
  • Old growth vines, generally 35-100 years
  • Hand harvested fruit from low yields
  • Minimal intervention in the vinification and aging
  • Wild native yeast in fermentation
  • No commercial yeast for flavor alteration
  • No or minimal filtering/fining
  • No or minimal use of new oak
  • No or minimal addition of SO2 (sulfites)
  • No chaptalization (adding sugar to the grape must in fermentation)
  • No chemical additives for aroma, color, flavor or texture enhancement

We believe that what this company is doing is unique and we believe that they offer a healthy alternative to the conventional wine that people turn to.

In fact, I’ve been drinking one or two glasses of this a night and getting more shredded. That’s right, I’m drinking wine nightly, and my BMI is going down.

You know how picky I am about the products I use, so this should tell you just how high this company’s quality standards are. I want the best for myself, and I also want the best for you.

We have done the research and understand the significant benefits of drinking wine, as well as the personal and social enjoyment that people get from it.

Dry Farm Wines has created a wine that is diet friendly, and statistically sugar and carb free. This company knows that sugar is public health enemy #1 and they believe that sugar has no place in health optimization. They understand how damaging it can be. This company lab tests their wines for the sugars that are often found in today’s wines and ensure that theirs contain less than 1g/L sugar, statistically making the wine sugar free. They also ensure that this is naturally occurring, not adding or taking away anything from the wine to achieve this.

These wines are absolutely perfect for our lifestyle and work flawlessly with our meal plans. This is why soon if you want to be able to enjoy a glass or two of wine on your Custom Meal Plan, we will be able to work this in for you easily. You won’t have to change anything or guess when or how much you can have, as we will do it for you.

What Does Booze Do To Your Weight Loss And Health?

The saying, “you can’t have too much of a good thing” is something we hear all of the time. And time after time, we see studies showing the benefits of moderate alcohol on some aspects of health. It can lower blood pressure, helping with the heart and stress, which we all know is a huge taxation on our bodies. But, let’s just take a closer look at what more than just a few glasses of wine a week could do. We look at what more than moderate alcohol can have on someone who is trying to lose weight, or even on their health long term.

5 Effects Booze Has on the Body

  1. Weight Gain – A 2003 study supports that that increased alcohol consumption caused weight gain and even obesity in men. This isn’t a hard concept to grasp because most of us do not factor in liquid calories day to day. Especially calories that come up unexpectedly, like a friend offering to catch up over a glass of wine. But alcohol has a lot of calories in it, and can easily put you over the amount you need for the day.Alcohol also inhibits our decision making when we drink too much. That means that often we can make bad decisions after drinking on what we should be eating, or give into cravings that we normally wouldn’t [1].
  2. Liver Cancer – Alcohol causes cirrhosis of the liver in people who are considered heavy drinkers. This, in turn, can lead to developing cancer. Your liver is important to detoxifying your body and keeping all toxins out. Your liver is also important in fat bringing for your body, and clogging it up with alcohol means that it won’t be taking out other toxins and working for weight loss for you [2].
  3. Ulcers – Gastritis is chronic inflammation, irritation, and erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can lead to peptic ulcers. Unfortunately, ongoing alcohol consumption can cause irritation and inflammation that can lead to gastritis. Even worse, someone who has gastritis and peptic ulcers can worsen the conditions when drinking heavily. Your stomach is key in helping break down and absorbs vitamins and minerals from your food, so damage and inflammation could be standing in the way of actually getting the vital components of food to your body [3].
  4. Heart Disease – There have been so many studies showing a consistent link between moderate alcohol consumption and coronary heart disease. The only other stronger link between the substance and a disease is smoking and lung cancer. On top of countless studies that show this link, the studies show the correlation in both animal and human tests. Aside from the damaging effects that alcohol has on, these studies also found that it damaged skeletal tissue [4].
  5. Weak Bones – The fact that many older adults are facing deteriorating bones in an age where it seems like everything is fortified with calcium is alarming. Bone is living tissue that continues to grow and replace itself even after we become adults. Long-term alcohol consumption can interfere with this process and can lead to decreased bone density. Even short-term alcohol use can lead to PTH [(parathyroid hormone)] secretion which draws calcium from the bones [5].

Overall there are a lot of health risks associated with consuming too much alcohol. Even postmenopausal women are at higher risk of breast cancer and studies show that decreasing alcohol intake can decrease risk [6]. Of course accidents and alcoholism are two other risks that also are affected by the consumption of too much alcohol. Instead of fearing alcohol, it’s important to realize that a little bit goes a long way, and not having the recommended safe amount of drinks, for women, one and for men, two [7]. We know socially there are times that it’s great to cheers and its ok to have a little, just remember that long term you have better control of your health if you make sure to keep it just once in a while.

However, we understand that drinking does happen, especially when you are placed in social situations. If this happens and you do drink, here are some tips to help limit yourself and make healthier choices. If you drink, go for a red wine or a clear liquor with water and lemon or lime. If you do drink, the key here is moderation, so try to stick to one drink. If you feel the social pressure to drink more or want to avoid the “why aren’t you drinking” question, switching from the clear liquor and water, to plain water, won’t raise questions about your sudden cutoff.

If you are going to go for wine, try to get a wine that is paleo approved, such as the ones provided by Dry Farm Wines. In fact, we have all seen the studies talking about the health benefits of wine. However, all wines are not created equal and many of the wines that you find in the grocery store can be just as bad as liquor or beer, canceling out any benefits you may have been hoping to get. This means, with the right kind of wine, you don’t have to cut all booze out forever.

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