What is this - non-alcoholic wine?
Non-alcoholic wine is called wine, in which the level of alcohol is reduced to a safe minimum - 0, 5%. The technology of its manufacture does not differ much from the usual one. The whole secret is that alcohol is already extracted from the finished wine. This is done in two ways: the wine is either heated strongly, as a result of which ethyl alcohol is evaporated, or, on the contrary, it is strongly cooled. In the second method, all of its beneficial substances are stored in the wine, and also it does not lose its original taste. In such ways, treat both white and red wines. Also on sale you can see and sparkling non-alcoholic wine, which should not be confused with non-alcoholic champagne (produced for children), because it is not wine, but a simple carbonated drink. There is an opinion that alcohol contains less alcohol in red alcohol-free wines than in whites.
Useful properties of non-alcoholic wine
Some experts argue that non-alcoholic wines are more useful than conventional ones, because the substances that protect cells from the negative effects of free radicals (antioxidants) contained in red non-alcoholic wines circulate in the blood longer than usual.
Non-alcoholic wines contain more than 100 microelements (magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper, sodium, iron), as well as vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, etc. That is why they have therapeutic and dietary properties. Nonalcoholic wine is useful for:
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), the cause of which is the decreased acidity of gastric juice (for example, with chronic gastritis);
- liver cirrhosis;
- chronic fatigue syndrome;
This wine improves appetite and perfectly tones up the body. It also influences the reduction of blood pressure, which is very important for people with a high probability of developing cardiovascular diseases. Mineral acids contained in it, contribute to the assimilation of proteins. Even the calorie content of such wines is lower than that of ordinary wines by 2-3 times.
Harm from non-alcoholic wine during pregnancy
But nevertheless, despite all the above-mentioned useful qualities, non-alcoholic wine during pregnancy has drawbacks, besides it can provoke the appearance allergies and mothers, and the baby. Contain non-alcoholic wines and chemicals, as well as other harmful ingredients, which are quite capable of negatively affecting the health of the unborn child.
Despite the fact that non-alcoholic wine is not included in the group of strictly prohibited foods during pregnancy, it should not be abused: it hardly contains at least a small dose of various food additives and preservatives that are especially are dangerous in pregnancy.
Non-alcoholic wine (or, more correctly, it will be called wine with a lower alcohol content) can be purchased in supermarkets or in branded stores. Its cost is somewhat more expensive than ordinary wines and it belongs to the category of "elite" products.
When choosing a non-alcoholic wine, prospective mothers should be very careful. First of all, you should not forget about the shelf life of the product.
So, can you drink non-alcoholic wine during pregnancy?
Absolute contraindications regarding the use of non-alcoholic wine during pregnancy are not present, but it is better not to abuse it, but to dispense with one small glass during the celebration. And, at last, it is worth noting that scientists allow the use of non-alcoholic wine during pregnancy for a period of more than 12 weeks and only if there are no complications in its course.