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Port Wine Health Benefits
Has antioxidants: There is evidence that those who have about 1 drink of alcohol a day have better health than those who don't drink at all or who drink larger amounts, with lower risk of heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. Red wine may be the healthiest choice because it contains proanthocyanidans, which are antioxidant flavonoids. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A glass is sufficient. It contains natural substances that are beneficial. ...Read more
Well.............: Health benefits of alcohol intake include wine, beer and liquor (not including what you mix it in). Red wine is not significantly better. Studies show that people who drink 1-2 standard size beverages a day have better cardiovascular outcomes than those who do not. One standard beverage is 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor. Any day with more than 2 is not as good, so more is not better. ...Read more
Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft?
Resveratrol: Some studies show benefits of one glass of wine (especially red wine) a day, for women. This does not mean you should start drinking it if you have not been. There are good phytonutrients such as resveratrol in red grape skins, which are incorporated in red wine. Without exposing yourself to alcohol, you could get the same from grapes, etc, or a good resveratrol supplement. ...Read more
Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?
Perhaps: depends on individual and other factors. 8 ounces daily is somewhat "generous" re: health benefits of wine. ...Read more
I have 1-2 glasses of red wine & 2 Tbsp's of extra virgin olive oil per day, both FOR HEALTH BENEFITS. Am I at risk of developing fatty liver?
It depends how long: have you been taking alcoholic beverages. It is risky. ...Read more
In my opinion none: Small amounts of alcohol in ANY form (beer, wine or distilled spirits) - ONE standard drink per day - may have a beneficial effect on raising High density lipoprotein (HDL), a form of cholesterol that is protective. However, it goes up far more with exercise. Amounts of alcohol over this do not benefit health - they harm it. More than 1 drink/day in women and 2/day in men is the limit of safe use ...Read more
Many: Only medical benefits from alcohol are 2oz of red wine daily to increase HDL. There might be others I don't know of. Benefits of drinking in moderation, are avoiding all the negative consequences of drinking in excess: decreases judgement, affairs, domestic violence, crimes, drink & drive, liver disease, alcoholism, dementia, neuropathy, vitamin deficiencies, birth defects, etc.. ...Read more
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