September 11, 2012

NOTHING WRONG WITH WINE BUT THE ALCOHOL:

Non-alcoholic wine is good for your heart, study finds (AFP, September 11, 2012)

While there is research aplenty touting the health benefits of a glass of red wine, a new study suggests that non-alcoholic wine may have even more heart-healthy effects. [...]

The benefits of red wine are found in its powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, not the alcohol. The alcohol may actually dampen red wine's blood pressure-reducing effect, suggest the researchers. They also speculate that non-alcoholic wine may increase nitric oxide in the bloodstream, a chemical that relaxes blood vessels.

"The non-alcoholic part of the wine -- namely polyphenols -- exert a protective effect on the cardiovascular system," stated researcher Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD. "Polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may be useful to prevent other diseases such as diabetes."

Other foods high in polyphenols include coffee, tea, chocolate and brightly coloured fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, raspberries, kale, and broccoli.

Posted by at September 11, 2012 5:20 AM
  

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