To say that non-alcoholic wine is beneficial to our health is something of an understatement. This article will analyse the benefits of this new kind of beverage, as it is highly likely that you are not aware of all of the advantages it offers.
Decreased risk of cardio-vascular disease.
Were you aware that, according to an American study, non-alcoholic red wine decreases the risk of cardio-vascular disease?
It lowers blood pressure thereby reducing the risk of a heart attack by 20% and the risk of developing cardio-vascular disease by 14%. The reason is simple: Non-alcoholic red wine contains an equivalent level of polyphenols to alcoholic red wine. Polyphenols are antioxidants that reduce blood pressure and prevent against cancerous, inflammatory and neurodegenerative illnesses. It also has positive effects on hypertension and is rich in anti-ageing properties. This beverage is suitable for all senior wine lovers who, for medical reasons, are no longer able to indulge in their pleasure. Thanks to this non-alcoholic version, they are now able to enjoy a glass of wine and all of its virtues without the negative effects associated.
More taste, less calories.
It is no secret that alcohol and dieting are not the best of friends. As the old saying goes: ”Food or wine… you have to choose!”. So if you’re trying to lose some weight before the summer then remember that, as well as the advantages outlined above, non-alcoholic wine contains three times less calories than regular wine. In fact, it contains 15 to 30 kilocalories per decilitre compared to 70 to 80 for the alcoholic version.
Take a look at these figures which speak for themselves:
|Wine||Alcohol per 100ml||Energy values per 100ml|
|Natural sweet wines (Muscat, Banyuls)||17 g||149,8 kcal|
|Sweet dessert wines (Sauternes, Monbazillac…)||13,5 g||101,3 kcal|
|12° red wines (Beaujolais, Bourgueil, Bordeaux, Anjou, Gaillac, saumur…)||12,5 g||89,5 kcal|
|12° rosé wines (Carbernet d’Anjou, Côtes de Provence…)||12 g||86,8 kcal|
|12° dry white wines (Vins d’Alsace, Bourgogne blanc, Vins de Savoie, Pinot blanc, Côte-du-Rhône…)||12 g||86,4 kcal|
|Sparkling wines||11 g||83,8 kcal|
|Wine||Energy values per pour 100ml|
|Pierre Le Couturier red||19 kcal|
|Pierre Le Couturier white||21 kcal|
|Pierre Le Couturier rosé||29 kcal|
Enough with the sulphites!
Alcoholic wines have a high sulphite content which is why over 1 million people in France currently suffer from excessive sulphite levels.
Bearing in mind that the recommended daily dose for an average person is 50mg, take a look at the maximum sulphite levels authorised by law for the following categories of wine.
|Dry red wines||160 mg/l||32 mg pour un verre|
|Natural sweet wines||200 mg/l||40 mg pour un verre|
|Dry white and rosé wines||210 mg/l||42 mg pour un verre|
|Sparkling wines||210 mg/l||42 mg pour un verre|
|Medium-dry wines||260 mg/l||52 mg pour un verre|
|Sweet wines||300 mg/l||60 mg pour un verre|
|Dessert wines||400 mg/l||80 mg pour un verre|
(Source : Les sulfites.com)
Even though sulphites are of course essential in producing a good wine, it is becoming increasingly important that we take action and control what is in our glasses and slowly poisonning us. For this very reason, we have seen the emergence of other categories of wines on the market. These include organic, natural and biodynamic wines which contain significantly lower sulphite levels than regular wines. Pierre Zero is a non-alcoholic wine that contains almost no sulphites as a result of the dealcoholisation process. You can also read our article on the subject: Pierre Zero, a non-alcoholic wine that contains almost no sulphites.
So don’t wait any longer to try our alcohol-free Pierre Zero wine. In addition to its health benefits, it also allows you to continue to enjoy a glass of wine without the effects of drunkenness. It is therefore suitable for young people, seniors, expecting mothers and fathers and keen sportspeople who wish to indulge in life’s pleasures whilst remaining conscious of their health. And good news – it’s just as healthy if consumed without moderation!