When I opened my new fridge in the spring, I immediately noticed an unusual smell.
It was red wine!
A big red wine smell, with a hint of sugar.
And this is where I found out that red wine is not only a favorite of many wine lovers, but is actually quite nutritious and effective in combating chronic diseases.
“Red wine is one of the best foods you can consume,” says David Fruchtel, Ph.
D., a nutritionist and director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Harvard Medical School.
“It contains some antioxidants, like vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
And it’s also rich in vitamin B6, a good source of folate and iron.
The more red wine you eat, the better your overall health.
And red wine has a low fat content, which is good for your heart, blood vessels, and other tissues.”
Red wine and antioxidants have been linked to a variety of health benefits.
Red wine contains vitamin C and vitamin B1, which help to reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and a host of other conditions.
Red Wine Benefits for Heart Health One of the most common side effects of taking red wine with your daily dose of vitamin C is bloating.
In addition to protecting your heart from oxidative stress, red wine also helps prevent blood clots and reduces the risk for heart attack and stroke.
“Red wine also has anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic properties,” says Fruchtel.
There are also some studies that suggest that red wines might help prevent heart attacks.
In one study, researchers found that consuming three glasses of red wine a day for three weeks reduced the number of patients who developed a first heart attack by 80 percent.
And in another study, the researchers showed that drinking red wine reduced the risk that patients who had a heart attack would develop another one.
In a new study, Fruichel and his colleagues also found that drinking a glass of red or white wine with dinner reduced the likelihood that people who had diabetes would develop it.
One thing you don’t want to do is eat too much red wine in a day.
“You want to eat as much as you can, but not so much that you feel bloated,” says Dr. Fruochel.
So what should you do when you want to add some red wine to your diet?
For the most part, you can skip the red wine altogether, and instead drink one glass of your favorite red wine each day.
The key to consuming enough red wine?
“The amount you consume is going to depend on the variety of the red, the wine you like to drink, and the amount of other nutrients in the food you’re eating,” says Pronab Bhandari, Ph., a registered dietitian and registered dietetics specialist in New York City.
“The more red, or the more fruit-based, the more nutrients you’ll get in your body.”
If you like a little bit more wine, you could drink a few glasses of white wine each night.
The good news is that wine is actually much more healthy than red wine.
For one, it’s high in antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin B3, iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc.
“A glass of white-wine will give you antioxidants that you wouldn’t get from a glass or two of red,” says Bhandare.
And the white wine also contains many vitamins and minerals.
“So it’s an excellent choice,” says Tom Bialystock, a registered clinical dietitians, nutritionist, and author of the popular cookbook The Art of Health: The Real Health Plan.
“If you’re trying to lose weight, wine is a great way to start.”
As a general rule, you should limit your red wine consumption to 1 to 2 glasses a day, and only to those who are eating a moderate to high-protein diet.
The more you eat red wine during the week, the less likely you are to develop health problems.
“Even though red wine contains antioxidants, it also has a lot of calories, so you should avoid eating it too much,” says Peter Weigle, M.D. “But if you want some more wine for dinner, you may want to consider adding it to your dinner to increase your antioxidant and fiber content.”
Other Ways to Boost Your Health with Red Wine The red wine that you’re drinking may be good for you, but it also might be bad for you.
“There’s been a lot more research on red wine,” says Weigel.
“We think red wine should be avoided in any case, but there are other ways to enhance your health.”
You can try cooking with it.
If you’re looking to add it to a dish, such as risotto, you’re going to want to