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Jul 5, 2012

I AM A TOTAL HEALTH NUT…WHO KNEW?

There are so many news reports about  things that are good for you and bad for you. I take them all with a grain of salt (not completely bad for you…iodine is in salt)

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The other day there were 2 stories in a row on our news extolling the virtues of two of my favorite things….red wine and coffee.

Red wine has always been considered good for us. Moderation….hmmm I might need a definition of that word.

Red wine has antioxidants, flavonoids, resveratrol all of which are good for your heart. They find that resveratrol might help protect us from obesity and diabetes but this has not been tested in humans. This miracle resveratrol  may also help to prevent damage to blood vessels, reducing bad cholesterol and preventing blood clots. (My hand is up to volunteer for testing, pick me, pick me)

To get the same dose used in testing a person would have to drink over 60 liters of red wine every day….okay even I can’t drink that much.

In the mean time I will continue self medicating with my favorite wines. They should start re-naming some varieties to better promote their health benefits. How about these:

Medicinal Malbec, Choleserol Cutting Chianti, Salubrious Shiraz, Positive Pinot Noir. Cheers, to your health.

11 comments:

Carol said...

Smiling! Cheers!

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I liked red wine, but I stick to the whites. Any benefits in that? Fingers crossed!

XO,
Jane

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I'm totally with you Sister! I also self medicate occasionally.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'll drink to that news:@)

Lori E said...

Yes Jane, the benefits to you liking whites is that there is more red for me. :0)

Katherine said...

Goodie! >:) Im all for the coffee! :D

Hugs,

MiMi said...

LOL, I knew it!

Bill M said...

Almost makes one consider drinking as a passtime.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

My grandmother and great aunts lived well into their nineties. They drank coffee, imbibed on wine, and feasted on fried chicken and jelly bread. I suspect the stress of what to eat and not to eat is doing more toward giving us heart attacks than what we actually consume.

Lori E said...

I have considered it as a full time job....just kidding...who wants to work full time.

Lori E said...

I agree Pattie. Like we always say...look at who paid for the research study before you believe everything it says.
And no, I didn't pay for the wine study. Lol.

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