|1 serving of red wine is 5 fl.oz.|
⌼ Red wine may reduce one's risk of death by heart disease by 35%. (1) (2)
⌼ Red wine is an excellent source of heart-boosting compounds (antioxidants) such
as resveratrol, procyanidins, and quercetin.
⌼ Red wine can serve as a blood thinner due to the resveratrol content.
⌼ Red wine can improve one's cholesterol profile.
⌼ Red wine is not a calorie-free beverage. 4-fluid ounces (1/2 cup) of red wine contains about 100-120 kilocalories (100-200 calories).
Taking into consideration, the average person consumes 2 or 3 full glasses of wine per sitting, it can certainly be a hidden source of calories, whether, it is consumed with a meal or not.
⌼ Excessive consumption of wine or any alcohol:
⌦ harms the liver (liver cirrhosis)
⌦ can lead to addiction
⌦ can lead to high blood pressure
⌦ can shorten one's life span (death)
Note: Excessive consumption of wine is defined as:
⌦ For men: Consuming at least 15 drinks per week (2 or more per day).
⌦ For women: Consuming at least 8 drinks per week. (CDC)
What to do:
Stick to the Dietary Guidelines of having:
⌦ No more than 1 drink a day for females- (1 drink= 5 fl oz)
⌦ No more than 2 drinks a day for males
**Aaron Berdofe recommends persons have red wine with food or a meal, to help them stay within the daily limit.
Keep in mind:
❐ One standard drink is defined as 5 fl. oz (150 mL)
❐ A standard 25 fl.oz (750 mL) bottle of wine has about 5 glasses worth of wine
❐ One standard drink contains 100-120 kilocalories.
❐ A standard bottle (25 fl.oz) contains 500 -600 kilocalories
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Schaeffer, Juliann. 2011. To Good Wine … and Better Health — The Case for Moderate Wine Consumption. Today's Dietitian. 13:8; p32 - 37 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9d2fca7d#/9d2fca7d/32