Red Wine: Really Good for You?

Red Wine: Really Good for You?

The huge success of Telluride First’s inaugural Integrative Wellness Summit left, ahem, a thirst, among attendees for more information, especially about nutrition. Below is an in-depth article by we found about the health benefits (and yes, downsides) of drinking red wine. The blog was published in Authority Nutrition.

Woman in White Dress Drinking Red WineThe health benefits of red wine have been debated for some time.

Many believe that a glass each day is a valuable part of a healthy diet, while others think wine is somewhat overrated.

Studies have repeatedly shown that moderate red wine consumption seems to lower the risk of several diseases, including heart disease.

However, there is a fine line between moderate and excessive intake.

This article takes a detailed look at red wine and its health effects.

What is Red Wine and How is it Made?

Red wine is made by crushing and fermenting dark-colored, whole grapes.

There are many types of red wine, which vary in taste and color. Common varieties include Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Pinot noir and Zinfandel.

The alcohol content usually ranges from 12–15%.

Consuming moderate amounts of red wine has been shown to have health benefits. This is mainly due to its high content of powerful antioxidants.

The alcohol in wine is also believed to contribute some of the benefits of moderate wine consumption…

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