Conflicting studies about the goodness or badness of alcohol

About a year ago I wrote an article about the benefits of drinking red wine, and it was easy to find articles that virtually gave me permission to drink my favorite red zinfandels. Except for my twice-yearly wine fasts (I'm abstaining from drinking alcohol of any kind this month) just to cleanse the insides so to speak, I have a glass of wine every night. I was very glad to know that my red zin is actually good for me. I also quoted a couple of reputable sources: Prevention online published 8 Reasons to Love Red Wine, validating that drinking wine is definitely good for my body. Here's the list Lowers cholesterol the high-fiber Tempranillo grapes seems to help lower cholesterol Protects your heart ¦the antioxidants in red wine can help keep blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of unwanted clotting, says John Folts, PhD, a professor of cardiovascular medicine and nutrition at the University of WisconsinMadison. Controls blood sugar red grape skins have a … [Read more...]