|This came across my desk and I thought it would be an encouraging reminder.|
Although many others foods like oranges, apples, onions and others have flavonoids, red wine has higher levels. Resveratrol, being a nonflavonoid, appears to prevent arteries from getting clogged.
Institute in this article goes as far as to state the following:â€œPolyphenols have been found to have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from oxidative damage caused by molecules called free radicals. These chemicals can damage important parts of cells, including proteins, membranes, and DNA. Cellular damage caused by free radicals has been implicated in the development of cancer. Research on the antioxidants found in red wine has shown that they may help inhibit the development of certain cancersâ€
The only real concern of making daily wine a part of your diet is if you have blood-clotting or platelet deficiencies, then you need to see a physician first. And remember, always in moderation, meaning 4-6 ounces (not bottles!) per day if itâ€™s part of your daily diet.
The bottom line here is that wine in your daily diet appears to be of a preventative and therapeutic nature when it comes to cancer, and in keeping the arteries clear. With all this data in favor of adding wine to your diet for health reasons, waiting to enjoy a glass seems to have few excuses.
The only other way we can think of red wine being more beneficial, is to have someone else pay for it!