Archive for June, 2010

Red Wine vs White Wine

June 1, 2010

Red wine or white wine? Every now and then I am asked this question by those who imbibe. In fact one time I was asked in a very unscientific manner, “I’m going out tonight drinking, which would be better for me to drink, red or white wine?” My answer was “if you’re going out “drinking” does it really matter?” I don’t think the person got the answer they were looking for.

Further examination does show however a possible benefit to drinking red wine. Doctors do agree that “something” in red wine appears to help the heart. Researchers feel that a substance called resveratrol has promising heart-healthy benefits.

Resveratrol in red wine comes from the skin of grapes used to make wine. Because red wine is fermented with grapes longer than is white wine, red wine contains more resveratrol.

Some research has shown that resveratrol could be linked to a reduced risk of inflammation and blood clotting……But KNOW THIS, research has been done on mice only NOT in people. AND the amount used on mice would equal that of 100 to 1000 bottles of red wine a day!!!

Now DON’T even think about it! Drinking too much can increase your risk of high blood pressure, high triglycerides, liver damage, and obesity. And the list goes on and on.

So if you’re looking for an excuse to drink or justify it, then this isn’t the answer. Go do what you’re going to do and at least take responsibility for your actions.

If you already drink red wine then do so in moderation. Moderation is defined as an average of two drinks per day for men and one for women. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80 proof spirits.

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