Health Female Adda
1 year ago
You're Drinking More Wine Than You Think!

Here’s something to consider before you open a bottle of wine with dinner tonight: Different environmental factors impact how much wine you pour into your glass, according to a new study out of Cornell University and Iowa State University. 

For the study, which was published in Substance Use & Misuse, 73 participants were told to pour themselves a glass of wine—whatever amount they would normally pour as a single serving. They did this task with a total of seven varying setups. And while a standard glass of wine is five ounces, it turns out that these three factors could significantly affect the amount you’re actually serving yourself:

The Width of Your Glass 
In the study, participants poured 11.9 percent more wine, on average, when they were using wide glasses than when they were using standard-width glasses. 

The Hold
The difference between pouring a glass that’s sitting on a table versus pouring a glass that’s in your hand? In the latter situation, participants gave themselves 12.2 percent more vino, on average.

The Color
There’s more than taste at stake when you’re deciding between red and white: On average, participants poured 9.2 percent more white wine (a color that’s in low contrast to a glass’s color) than red (a high-contrast color).

So consider these factors, then serve up carefully. And, if possible, pour some red wine into a standard-sized glass that’s set on a table!

 

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