A Glass Of Red Wine A Day Is Just What The Doctor Ordered
While I'm not really considered a wine connoisseur, I do enjoy making my own wine, and drinking a good red whenever I get the chance. So when I hear that red wine is actually good for you, I jump for joy.
According to this story on chacha.com:
Drier red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, contain high levels of resveratrol, an antioxidant shown to slow aging, reduce fat-cell formation and slow fat storage. Drinking one glass of red wine a day could help you control your weight, and therefore, help your heart.
Live longer, look better, and lose weight? Heck, I'll probably live to 200 ate the rate I'm going! Of course, overdoing it will not only result in you speaking in front of a group, but it could have the reverse affects, as noted in this article from mayoclinic.com:
While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy a glass of red wine with your evening meal, doctors are wary of encouraging anyone to start drinking alcohol. That's because too much alcohol can have many harmful effects on your body.
Still, many doctors agree that something in red wine appears to help your heart. It's possible that antioxidants, such as flavonoids or a substance called resveratrol, have heart-healthy benefits.
Basically, enjoying a glass of red a day is good for you, and occasionally celebrating with a bottle isn't the worse thing in the world, but - as with any sort of mind-altering substance - there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Moderate your intake, enjoy the moment, don't over-do it, and you'll be on the path to a better life in no time!