Read on if you thoroughly enjoy a glass of deep red wine, or are trying to adopt the taste for it, or simply care about the documented Health Benefits and Details of drinking red wine:
Why wine has calories, I wish i could make sense of it:-) However, In wise amounts it's fair in caloric value at a 5-ounce glass of wine being 100 calories. (1.5-ounce serving of distilled spirits have 100 calories each & A 12-ounce beer has 150 calories).
Reduced risk of death. The polyphenols protect the cells, particularly the cardiovascular system. These antioxidants come from the dark skins of grapes, so red wine tends to have a greater concentration of polyphenols than white wine. Cabernet Souvignion is prized to be the richest in tannins (grape skins).`
Increase HDL or "good" cholesterol. Red wine may reduce risk of blood clotting, which can lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Add a Super Fruit 100% pure juice to your wine (such as Black cherry, Elderberry, or Acia) and you have a Heart Healer Cocktail!
Wine may block the formation of cancers and slow the growth of tumors. One recent study found that alcohol consumption was associated with a decreased risk of thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and renal cancer.
Alcoholism. Drinking wine or other types of alcohol can lead to alcoholism. It's a physical, generational, & spiritual matter that can affect a person's life in its entirety.Cardiovascular disease. Drinking 3 or more drinks per day has been shown to raise triglyceride levels, increase blood pressure, stroke & heart disease risk.
Check out my Lists for Wine Under $10 & $20, and my recipes for Superb Sangrais! Also, please visit for this month's featured Apothecary Kit, "Wine & Wellness". CHEERS!
Not drinking much is also a fine thing:-) However, I am grateful there are some health benefits to enjoying a dark beer or red wine from time to time. Thanks for comment! Cheers of health to you!
I really don't drink...maybe a beer once in awhile during the summer or the Super Bowl. We do buy a bottle of wine once or twice a year. I find it a fascinating subject but don't really explore since I don't drink much.
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