The world is divided among wine-lovers and beer-lovers. Though everyone has their poison, the most divided opinion comes when one has to choose between wine and beer. It may seem like each clans would be up in arms against the other, however like in all cases there is one winner. When it comes to beer and wine, wine wins because of the following properties:
1. The French paradox
About 200 years ago, an Irish doctor observed that according to the Harvard School of Public Health angina (chest pain) was more common in Ireland than France, which could be attributed to the French diet habits. Though, they consume a lot of butter and cheese, their consumption of red wine is also higher, which could be the reason.
2. 3 B’s - bulging beer belly
People may not develop ‘wine gut’, but can surely develop a beer belly due to excessive consumption of beer.
3. Anti-aging wine
Red wine contains small doses of resveratrol, which can blunt the effects of aging.
4. Calorie Count
Studies claim that excessive beer can lead to obesity as an average 5-ounce glass of red wine contains 125 calories, but craft brews can pack as much as 300 calories per bottle.
5. Age no bar
The older the wine, the better.
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