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)
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.