By Roseline Oladele
Unlike alcoholic wine which contains 12% or more, dealcoholised wine is that class of wine having less than 1% alcoholic content, Dealcoholised wine is not the same as non-alcoholic wine which typically contains no alcohol. It also tastes and smells different from alcoholic wine.
Dealcoholised wine is made from alcoholic wine by removing some or most of the alcohol content through industrial processing techniques like reverse osmosis. Dealcoholising wine means removing all or some of its alcohol.
The wine can be particularly useful for people looking to limit or avoid their alcohol intake and may be taken by young adults or those who want to enjoy a drink without feeling the side effects of alcohol. It can also be used in cooking.
However, because it still contains a small percentage of alcohol, it is best for women to avoid its consumption during pregnancy.
Some of the common terms used to describe dealcoholised wine on labels include alcohol removed, dealcoholised or 0.0% alcohol
1. Blood pressure management
According to the America Heart Association (AHA), resveratrol, an antioxidant in dealcoholised wine can reduce blood pressure and increase levels of cholesterol. It also has positive effects on hypertension and is rich in anti-ageing properties
2. Helps in lowering risk of heart disease
Resveratrol, a flavonoid found in wine, has been shown to improve heart functioning. Research indicates that resveratrol works to neutralize free oxygen radicals and helps to prevent blood clots, lowering the overall risk of chronic disease. It also helps to reduce oxidative stress. All of these effects could help decrease the risk of heart disease.
3. Prevents unwanted weight gain
Alcohol contains fat calories. Switching to a dealcoholised wine helps with weight loss and it is an easy way to reduce calorie intake.
4. It helps to lessen the risk of developing a dependency on alcohol
5. It helps in improving quality of sleep
Alcohol can lead to insomnia – difficulty in falling and staying asleep. But dealcoholised wine lowers the intake of alcohol, thus helping in having quality sleep.
6. Promotes Longevity
Drinking wine in moderation may reduce the risk of some chronic disease and promote a longer life. Wine may have an overall positive effect on longevity. Moderate daily wine consumption (one to two glasses per day) can help with disease prevention and promote a longer life.
7. Rich in anti-aging properties
Dealcoholised wine is packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin which helps fight ageing by restoring collagen and elastic fibers