Sunday, October 26, 2008

Red Wine & Health

Red wine has been associated with heart health for a number of years now.  The reason is an antioxidant in the wine called Resveratrol.  Resveratrol may be one of natures most powerful anti-aging supplement out there.  It has been shown to reduce platelet aggregation in the blood, basically making the blood "less sticky."  It also has anti-inflammatory properties.  It inhibits LDL cholesterol, (the bad kind).  In a few test tube studies it also inhibits tumor growth.  
Wines made with grapes in cold weather climates seem to have the most Resveratrol.  It is also low in carbs for anyone following a low carb or atkins type diet.  

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