Wine is Healthy?!

This is probably the most important thing you can learn today...

Unless you're not a fan of red wine...Then I've only managed to help you inform other red wino's.

Red wine is made my fermenting dark grapes, thus having it's own unique phytonutrients and antioxidants. A glass (or two) of wine a day reduces the risk of heart disease, raise "good" HDL cholesterol, lower total cholesterol levels and prevent clumping of red blood cells. If you're someone who does enjoy a glass of wine often, I suggest going for a dryer wine (look for XD and D beside the description) to forgo some of the sugar that can be harmful if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight.

Need some more convincing? So there's this thing called The French Paradox. The French Paradox is an observation that people within France have very low instances of heart disease, despite the amount of fat and cholesterol they seem to consume daily. Some experts claim that red wine is the reason for the low amounts of heart disease, however others say it's because of the generally healthy lifestyle and whole food diets the French population lead. Whatever the case, there is a common and large consumption of red wine and doing so is causing no serious harm to their lifestyles.

So ladies and gents, get together, get a glass and do your heart (and your soul) some good with a glass of red wine. And for those who prefer white wine, I hope to hear about their heart healthy benefits very soon. ;)

Click here to learn more from Authority Nutrition about the benefits of Red Wine.

Chelsey Labusch