Is Red Wine Good For You?
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Is red wine good for you and is red wine fattening? Yes and No
The skin of grapes are packed with the antioxidant resveratrol which benefits:
⁃ Eye sight
⁃ Fights cancer
⁃ Heart and brain protection
⁃ Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
Red wine is not fattening if consumed in small amounts due to unique antioxidants and phytonutrients that help burn body fat.
A small amount of alcohol stimulates liver detox by breaking down bile
⁃ Suggested amount: 1/2 glass or less
Over consuming (more than one glass in a sitting or a few glasses a week) becomes toxic to the liver
which will negate the health benefits and cause long term health issues such as:
⁃ Slows down liver detox
⁃ Increases toxicity
⁃ Increases fat storage
⁃ Potential heart issues
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