October 15, 2010

Is red wine good for you?

  • Studies suggest that moderate amounts of red wine (150 ml per day) lower the risk of heart attack for people in their middle age.
  • Red wine is a rich source of antioxidants that purify the metabolic system.
  • Resveratrol, found in grape skins and seeds, can raise HDL cholestrol (good cholesterol) and prevent LDL (bad cholesterol) from forming.

  • Red wine may prevent blood clots and reduce damage, caused by fat deposit to blood vessels.

  • If a teeeotaller, don't start drinking now, doctors caution.

  • Drinking wine is strictly not advisable for those with ill health, terminal diseases or pregnant women.

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