Sangria is a sweet and fruity beverage but the health benefits it provides depends on what fruits are mixed in and the amount of alcohol.
There are quite a few benefits to drinking sangria, including preventing certain inflammatory conditions, protecting vision, and promoting a healthy heart, among others.
· Increasing antioxidant levels in the body, which prevent chronic diseases
· Lowering inflammation in the body, including that which causes arthritis, gout, and gastrointestinal problems
· Preventing hearing loss
· Protecting vision health due to antioxidants
· Promoting cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure
· Strengthening the immune system due to antibacterial effects
· 2 bottles Spanish red wine (Rioja wine is most popular)
· 1/2 cup brandy
· 2 oranges, one juiced and one diced
· 1 green apple, diced
· 1 lemon, diced
· 1 cinnamon stick
· optional sweetener: simple syrup* or maple syrup
· optional bubbles: lemon-lime soda, ginger ale or sparkling water
1. Add the wine, brandy, orange juice, diced orange, diced apple, diced lemon and cinnamon stick to a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Taste and add in a few tablespoons of sweetener, if desired.
2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
3. Serve the sangria over ice, topping off each glass with a splash of bubbly soda (or sparkling water) if desired.
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source: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/sangria/ & https://www.organicfacts.net/sangria.html