If you are shopping for a natural organic mattress – like a Talalay latex mattress or OMI organic mattress – chances are there are other organic products in your home. You might make your salads using organic produce; maybe you have organic milk in your refrigerator or organic spices in your cupboard. But have you thought about what’s in your wine rack?
As Naturally Savvy points out, you might want to consider the benefits of organic wine. “Red wine is the only vice some health-conscious people will permit themselves-after all, since the early ’90s, the elixir has been touted as a health food. Studies continue to prove that resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, protects against cancer, heart disease, is anti-aging and may even extend your lifespan. There may be a few surprises hiding under the cork, however,” they report. “Incidental ingredients like pesticides, allergens and animal proteins may be contaminating your wine.”
Benefits of Organic Wine
Whether you see the glass as half empty or half full, chances are your glass of wine has some kind of contaminants in it.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment that empowers people with research and education, conducted research on the wine we drink. As Naturally Savvy reports, the EWG uncovered some information that might surprise wine drinkers.
“The Environmental Working Group detected pesticides on 86 percent of the imported grapes they surveyed, and 77 percent of grapes were contaminated with two or more pesticides,” Naturally Savvy says. “Closer to home, most California wine grape growers rely on chemicals: Almost 21 million pounds of pesticides were applied on California grapes in 2003 according to the Pesticide Action Network (PAN).”
Then, of course, there are issues with sulfites, gluten and the use of animal proteins to stabilize and clarify wine. Of course, even the best organic wine comes with cautions. “Notwithstanding the reported benefits of red wine, alcohol can impact the liver, raise estrogen levels affecting hormones, and has been linked to cancer,” Naturally Savvy points out. We join with them in urging you to “Please drink responsibly and in moderation.”
And, after a little night cap, you can look forward to drifting off to sleep on your organic mattress from Natural Sleep Mattress – Atlanta’s leading luxury mattress store.