Red Wine vs. White Wine
It is reported that 71 percent of wine drinkers in United States choose red wine, and this majority is on the right track when it comes to the health benefits wine offers. Studies show that the compound resveratrol, found abundantly in red grapes (and blueberries), offers several heath benefits, including antioxidant properties that may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and may even may help prevent cancer. A two-year animal study found that when a daily dose of resveratrol was administered (the equivalent of two glasses of red wine daily), the risk of developing cancerous tumors went down 50%.
So next time you choose a glass of wine, opt for red for more health benefits, and consider these varietals:
Dr. Weil recommends organic red wine, and limiting your intake to no more two servings per day. And if you do not drink alcohol, do not start for health reasons, as these health effects are subtle and one can enjoy excellent cardiovascular health without them.
Red Wine vs. White Wine by Dr Weil