Health: Heart Protection and Red Wine

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Heart Protection - Red Wine and Your Insides

No doubt you have heard about the benefits of Red Wine and heart health!

It is said that a glass of red wine can be a very healthy drink. Some would say it can be very benificial drink! But it is more than likely that you have only heard about the generic benefits of the antioxidants and resveratrol in red wine.

There is another MAJOR reason shown below why a little red wine red wine TAKEN in moderation, say one or two glasses per day maximum can be a very super healthy part of your daily routine.

In fact we happen to know a number of people that have a glass of red wine with dinner about four or five days per week.

A recent study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:1323-1334) reported that people, just like you who drank two glasses of red wine per day had much higher levels of beneficial bacteria in their gut and lower levels of pathogenic bad bacteria.

This is good news!

The study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that while red wine consumption decreased pathogenic bacteria, it also, actually had a prebiotic effect. It also supported the growth and colonies of healthy gut microbes which in turn help keep your heart healthy.

That is not all! The powerful health benefits of a glass or two of red wine do not stop there

The study also producted a number of other exciting benefits and they are that the red wine drinkers also decreased.

• Systolic and diastolic blood pressure

• Triglycerides

• LDL cholesterol

• CRP (C-reactive protein)

CRP measures the overall inflammation in your body, so this is good because one can see the an association between red wine and reduced inflammation.

You can choose a Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, for that matter any other dry red wine to get all of these powerful health benefits of the unique polyphenols and resveratrol. So your taste is also considered!

It should d be noted the that white wine also contains some health benefits but no where near as powerful as the Reds, this is due to the lower antioxidant levels.

Some other benefits of a glass of red wine not mentioned in the study is that other studies have shown that a glass or two of red wine drank with a meals can slow and moderate the blood sugar response you get from that meal.

So! The humble glass of red is yet another benefit to keeping your hormones balanced, controlling appetite, lowering insulin levels and staying lean!

Now you can see, you could have a number of great reasons raise a glass of red wine at your meals and boast about to others the good reasons to enjoy a drink!

You might have heard the stories on the news of those that live well into the 90's and over 100 when they ask how do you think you have lived so long and remained so healthy? One of the answers that is very often frequently given is that they enjoy a glass of red wine per day.


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