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Friday, August 20, 2010

Red Wine

The benefits of red wine in moderation for health have been known for ages. Since then, scientists have been feeding components of red wine to mice and other animals in an attempt to understand the full health benefits. Any attempt allowing ourselves to de-stress from a hard physical or mental work gives our body a chance to rebuild what we have broken down. Make sure to have a glass of wine, get good sleep, and eat good food.

Here's what they know so far:

Red wine is high in antioxidants. One of the most studied antioxidants is resveratrol, which comes from grape skins and seeds. Antioxidants help prevent certain molecules, known as free radicals, from damaging cells.

Does red wine prevent cancer?:
Resveratrol helps prevent cancer by limiting tumor growth.

How much should I drink?:
To receive the benefits of red wine, it must be drunk in moderation (1-2 glasses maximum per day) and regularly.

Does the alcohol help?:
The alcohol in wine may help produce more good cholesterol.

1 comment:

  1. Red wine definately helps you sleep and recover better. I do a "Paleo-terranean" diet - Lots of Italian & Greek food (no grains, bread, or flour), olive oil, wine, fish, meat, some dairy. I have the best cholesterol profile, serum testosteone, blood pressure, bloodwork in my entire family, consequently.