Red wine was my nightly relaxant. During my week in Northern California, I visited an Almond Breeze orchard and drank the family's Cabernet Sauvignon.
Grindstone Wines! My wine-every-night experiment included shiraz, zinfandel, and merlot (confession: Sometimes it might have been closer to two glasses).
Two key trends emerged in the hours after my evening drinking. First, after a hard day, I fully have the want to drink. Gently drinking red wine calmed me and made me sleepier.
Alcohol, a depressive, "calms your nervous system by making you feel sleepy." Brain activity slows, making you sleepy.
With all the wine matching hype, I was startled to find I didn't want anything with my evening red. Since I usually drank it around 6 p.m., it was full enough to be a pleasure.
“A glass of red wine may certainly [make you] feel full, particularly at the beginning of the evening,” Bressack says. I think it depends on the individual.
Alcohol may increase or decrease hunger, depending on the person.
Avoid drinking if you want to look well in photos or give a large professional presentation.
Because of wine's sugar and digestive consequences, I broke out on my forehead after a week of drinking red wine every day, according to Bressack.
I was shocked to prefer drinking a glass of red every day, even though I probably won't.
The purposeful choice to relax that came with drinking every wine every day provided me a distinct type of tranquility.