Red Wine

Everyone knows what red wine is, and it is a common drink among both men and women. In recent years, this dry wine has gained a great deal of attention, particularly with regard to health.

Red wine contains phenolics, which is an antioxidant that shows promise in reducing LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and raising HDL cholesterol (the good kind). Additionally, the red wine has been shown to prevent blood clots. In fact, studies have been conducted on the people in the Mediterranean where red wine is a staple and the have fewer incidences of heart disease. Studies also indicate that one class of red wine each day for women and two for men reduced the heart attack risks by up to 50 percent.

Many people think this is a reason to begin drinking red wine, but keep in mind those that have addictive tendencies or are recovering alcoholics, should never engage in any kind of alcoholic drinking. However, for those moderate wine drinkers, switching to a dry, red wine may prove beneficial to your overall health.

For people with tendencies to overindulge in wine drinking or have problems with high triglycerides (wine can increase these levels), there are supplements available in the form of extracts that simply have all the goodness and benefits of the red wine, without the alcoholic content.

Interestingly, after the studies came out that red wine had many health benefits, sales of the wine increased dramatically, and the sale of wine supplements increased by 300 percent in 2007. These numbers may seem staggering, but everyone wants to be healthy and remain healthy. Most products that are labeled as “heart-healthy” fly off the shelves; of course, alcohol cannot be labeled as healthy for the heart regardless of the form it is in. If you normally drink white wines consider changing to red in order to reap the many benefits, this wine offers.

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