Red Wine Health Benefits?

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    Is drinking red wine healthy overall?

    Does the positives outweight the negatives. Can the benefits from drinking red wine be achieved from consuming some other similar food or beverage?
     
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    drink it in moderation and you'll be fine, good for cardiovascular health
     
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    Even better than just wine

    Polymeal

    You still have to excercise, keep the proper weight, don't smoke of course. A glass of wine a day won't overcome an otherwise unhealthy lifestyle. A glass or two, at most, of red wine in addition to a healthy lifestyle might just help.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    yes, good.. not white though, only red
     
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    Red is supposed to be good for you, I know lou has a glass everynight with dinner and has for decades.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    thats an italian thing.. i do to :big grin:
    (helps that i make it..hehe)
     
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    I've heard drinking a glass a night is good for you, but what about a whole box?
     
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    The reason that they say red wine is good for you is because the red pigment from the grapes is supposed to benefit you somehow. You could get the same benefits from eating red grapes. Alcohol, i suppose, is fine in moderation...although alcohol slows the recovery process and robs your body of the essential muscle building nutrients.
     
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    red wine contains antioxidents
     
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    We all have our vices. Alcohol is one mine. Just keep a strict limit and your fine.

    Red wine is a damn good drink.
     
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    i dont think red grapes provide the same health benefit as wine. well, they could, but since it takes about a pound of grapes to get 8 ounces of wine, and the tannin count is obviously much lower prior to crushing/fermentation, since the skin hasnt been exposed to the juice, so id suspect you have to eat about 1.5lbs to equal the same number of tannins as one glass of wine.

    also, remember grapes used for consumption arent the same as those used for wine making. try tasting a wine grape, there isnt as much flavor as, say, a white seedless eating grape.

    since moderation = 1-2 glasses of wine a day, at 4oz a glass, you are still well within moderation. 8oz/day = a 30% decrease in coronary heart disease, less than this can possibly increase risk, and heavy drinking increases risk even more. thats my excuse to be a (wine) drinker! then again, grape juice may have the same benefits. (obviously only red juice/grapes)

    the red pigment you are talking about come from the grape tannin, which comes off the skin of the grape. actually, most (red) grape juice is white, there are only 1-2 red grape varieties that have red juice. the color of the wine comes from the skins/tannins.
    the chemicals in these tannins provide the health benefits via an increase in HDL, among other things. the HDL benefits help in a high fat diet. part of the reason the french have lower heart health and cancer problems, in spite of the high cheese and other artery stopping foods they eat.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    well, in theory, any alchohol increases HDL.
     
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    moderation of any alcohol lowers LDL and raises HDL which is good for cardiovascular health. Red wine could be better bc of the anitoxidents it gets from the grapes it is made of.
     
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    drinking small portions infrequently is the same as not drinking, as the body cant use the polyphenols from the tannins to build up the immune system properly.. not increase from a baseline, just from one that consumes it regularly
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    doesnt lower LDL, only raises HDL.
    the increased % of HDL is what gives you 'better' or lower LDL
     
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