Studies have shown an association between moderate drinking and a lowered risk for heart attack. Moderate drinking is defined as no more than one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men. Experts don’t recommend starting to drink if you don’t already do so.
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The Mediterranean diet includes six glasses of water every day and a glass of red wine. We know that water is good for everybody but don’t drink red wine if you are pregnant, under-age or if drinking alcohol puts you or others at risk. Does it matter if it is red wine or white? Drinking either red wine or white wine will increase your “good” (HDL) cholesterol. However red wine contains much higher levels of powerful antioxidants than white wine does. These antioxidants found in red wine will help to keep your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels healthy and will also help to reduce blood clotting. Both of these actions will help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Remember that while one glass of wine per day may be good for you, it is not a case of more is better. Heavy drinking of any kind of alcoholic beverages will increase your risk of several chronic diseases!
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