KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- You have the right idea sipping some wine after a stressful day.
"Helps the body cope with stress more effectively, helps reduce inflammation," said Dr. Pete, America's Leading Stress Expert. "It's literally going to come against the acne-fighting bacteria."
Dr. Pete said a glass of red wine is good for your heart.
"In a glass of wine, you're going to get 75 whole grapes, but the benefits come from the skin of those grapes," said Dr. Pete
The skin of those grapes has a rich antioxidant caller resveratrol.
"It's this resveratrol that's proven to have so many benefits when it comes to heart disease, when it comes to blood sugar issues, when it comes to even cancer and acne and skin issues," said Dr. Pete.
You'll find preservatives in some red wines, which could cause that headache the next day. Researchers have found that natural wine, which doesn't go through the same fermentation process, doesn't have that.
Natural or organic wine is always his preference. It comes from organic grapes and vines and it is minimally processed.
"You're not getting extra preservatives and chemicals and all the extra sulfites that are detrimental when it comes to aging and stress and all the other things we deal with on a regular basis," said Dr. Pete.
Whichever red wine you chose, the good doctor said it is still packed with benefits.
All you have to do is pick a red one. The darker, the richer in resveratrol, like a Merlot or a Cabernet.
For one, he said you're start seeing improvement to your skin.
"It's gonna break down the bacteria in your skin, as well as in your teeth, so it's gonna improve your skin and it's also gonna improve whitening your teeth," said Dr. Pete.
In addition, a study from the University of Alberta in Canada found a glass of red wine is equivalent to hitting the gym for an hour.
Moderation is key.
Dr. Pete said men should drink anymore than one to two glasses a day. Women shouldn't have anymore that one to one and half glasses a day.
Wine has already hit the shelves at the Kroger in Farragut but it won't be for sale until July 1.