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More Reasons to Love Red Wine

February 26, 2010

I recently read the following and I thought it would be interesting for those who drink red wine. It also gives us more justification as to why we love it!

I keep my red wine next to the aspirin!

Red wine, with its concentration of polyphenols, is reputed to deliver several health benefits in the name of resveratrol, melatonin and flavonoids.

What do they do for you?

The following are findings from the Canadian Craft Winemakers Association:

1. Resveratrol is naturally produced by grape skin contact during the fermentation process and high doses of it seem to mimic the effects of reducing your daily calories by 20% to 30%. This might explain why some cultures enjoy high fat diets with plenty of red wine and experience lower incidents of heart disease.

2. Melatonin is present in red wine and is produced naturally by the body in small amounts. It is thought to delay the oxidative damage and inflammatory processes associated with ageing.

3. Flavonoids are antioxidants and are believed to help the body neutralize certain free radicals which may trigger the type of cellular activity that leads to cancer.

If we needed any more reasons to love wine- there’s three. Need a fourth? Because it’s so enjoyable!

Diane

Wine Sense (McPhillips Street)


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