A WORD YOU SHOULD KNOW

I am sure you have heard the word resveratrol.

red wine can be a healthy indulgence

red wine can be a healthy indulgence

May be you even know that it is associated with red wine.  Can you explain what resveratrol is?

Hopefully you will be able to make a confident statement from now on.  Resveratrol  is a polyphenol that is found only in red wine. A polyphenol is a particular set of anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants are found in some form in most fruits and vegetables, and help to clean up free radicals in the body. It is like using lemon to clear up rust build up.

The foods richest in anti-oxidants are mostly the ones with dark red, blue and black colors.

Quercetin is another form of flavonoid found in red wine that is known to have tremendous health benefits. Read about it here.     http://www.naturalnews.com/029182_quercetin_health.html

It is believed that anti-oxidants prevent against, and help to prevent inflammation in the body. This allows your blood to flow more freely and improve circulation,  and can contribute to heart health and prevent against strokes and other circulatory diseases. FULVIA also improves heart function.

HOW ABOUT IT?

  • RED WINE is believed to lower cholesterol.
  • It is believed that resveratrol may stimulate insulin production and help to control blood sugar levels.
  • Resveratrol  is believed to slow the formation of beta-amyloid protein. This is an ingredient that helps to form plague in the brain and can contribute to Alzheimers.
  • Aerobia delivers more oxygen to your brain, and has an infusion of Vitamin B12 for improved brain function.
  • Anti-oxidants are also useful in other ways like
  • Boosting your immune system.
  • Lower sex hormones to help prevent breast cancer.
  • Has anti-aging effects.

The French people are known for consuming a higher rate of saturated fat and also smoking,  yet they maintain a lower rate of heart disease as compared to Britain and the USA.. This has been attributed to their regular consumption of red wine.

These benefits of red wine are apparently not found in white wine, as the compounds are in the red skin and seeds of red grapes.

Research indicates that some of the benefits of red wine can be obtained in purple grape juice, but apparently the process of fermentation in making wine produces probiotics which, accentuates the compounds, and gives wine additional benefits.

There are several varieties of red wine.

To start with, red grapes are also come in many varieties.

Some Red Grape varieties are: Merlot, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Syrah and more.

Red Wine comes in several varieties.

Red Wine comes in several varieties.

These are some of the different kinds of red wine made from red and dark grapes.

Barbera is an  Italian wine, and can be medium bodied to intense but always robust and fruity.

Barbaresco  is another Italian wine that grows in flavor and price as it is aged, but must be aged for at least 2 years.

Barolo is considered one of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolos must be made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes.

Bordeaux can range from everyday wines to very expensive varieties. They are made from 5 or more varieties of red and black grapes.

If you want to learn more about red wines visit this website. http://www.thewineandvine.com/Reds.htm

Full bodies red wines that have been aged in oak, are believed to contain more anti-oxidant strength.

So go ahead and enjoy a small quantity of red wine from time to time. You don’t have to wait to have red meat to do so. (remember that old standard)?

cheers to your good health

cheers to your good health

 

Be careful though, Too much of a good thing can be bad. Everyone agrees that the benefits of red wine can be undone by over doing it.

If you are a wine enthusiast, you can join this group by a medical Dr. about wine and its benefits.  https://www.facebook.com/DontDrinkTooMuchButDontDrinkTooLittle

CAUTION.

If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, no amount of alcohol is considered safe.

Here is a fun little poem about red wine for your enjoyment.

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Red Wine

A little bit of red wine

Can help you to unwind

At the end of the day-

If Jesus drank it

you know

it has to be okay’

A little sip or two

and you’re starting to feel

a little woozie inside

that tingle up your spine

puts a smile in your mind

now you’re feeling fine.

You’re a mellow fellow

when the world gets rosey

and you’re getting cozy

with your best friend.

It’s okey

if you have a little drink

sometime

you might start to find

life is as fine

as red wine.

Adryan Rotica

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