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Red Wine - Is it really good for you, or just health hype?

Posted on 25 October, 2019 at 16:35

Is red wine an essential part of a healthy diet?

The short answer is no.

If you aren’t a fan of wine or choose not to consume alcoholic beverages, there’s no reason to start drinking red wine for the sake of your health!

Plenty of other diet and lifestyle factors, like eating lots of fruits and vegetables, getting regular physical activity, not smoking, and managing stress can provide the same health benefits.

Like any other alcoholic beverage, it’s also important to remember to limit wine consumption. The health benefits of red wine only apply when it is enjoyed in moderation. Surprise!

 

When consumed in excess, any alcoholic beverage can negatively impact your health, contributing to alcohol dependence, organ damage, and increased risk of several cancers.

 

References

Healthline - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/red-wine-good-or-bad

Healthline - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/red-vs-white-wine

Time.com - http://time.com/4070762/red-wine-resveratrol-diabetes

 

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