Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Good News for White Wine

There have been a number of studies that have shown white wine has as many health benefits as red. Both red and white wines are rich in anti-oxidants, which prevent a huge variety of diseases. Recent research also shows incredible promise in resveratrol (from red wine grapes) as a new cancer treatment.

We reprint part of this new article on white wine benefits:

"When picking a wine to drink for health, opt for a glass of red over white, right? Wrong. New research shows white wine also has cardioprotective benefits.A study published in September in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry compared the antioxidant effects of resveratrol (from red) and tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol (from white) on rats. The results suggest that white wine is just as powerful as red in improving heart function and preventing artery blockage. “We tested a variety of wines,” says Dipak K. Das, a professor at the University of Connecticut school of medicine, who led the study. ..."

“We found that white wines are rich in a type of antioxidant composition that is similarly present in olive oil.”

One thing hasn’t changed: Stick to a glass a day. /from: http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/live/article/176003

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