February 18: If You Drink Alcohol, Choose Red Wine. . . in Moderation
Studies show a link between red wine and decreased risk of heart disease. Red wine may reduce blood clotting in a way similar to the effects of aspirin. Red wine also contains antioxidants. A diet high in antioxidants leads to a decreased oxidation of LDL cholesterol and less plaque formation in your arteries.
If you already drink wine, continuing to do so in moderation (less than 4 ounces of wine per day) may be beneficial. If you do not currently consume wine, I do not recommend you start. Too much wine will counteract your good intentions and lead to additional complications, such as increased blood pressure.
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