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Old 12-04-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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Question Red wine and Cardiac health

Being that I now have cardiac issues I have been researching (I think I will be forever researching actually). I love wine and recently found that there are a lot of people who are saying that wine, specifically red wine is very benificail for your heart. 1 drink for women and 2 for men (4 to 8 oz) a day. Well like everything there seems to be great debate in this, but for certain if you give your search engine a run for it's money you will find that the majority say that wine in moderation is good for your cardiovascular health.

Like I previously said though, nobody can ever bloody well agree on anything vaughly important, so it seem very confusing to me.

I was wondering what you thought?


I love to cook with wine... sometimes it even gets in the food

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Old 12-04-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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I strongly recommend a glass of red a day. Think of all the stress-lowering benefits (decreased stress also good for your heart.)

If you feel guilty about it, eat a ball of red (an apple, lotsa fiber) immediately afterwards.

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Old 12-04-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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It certainly hasn't done mainland Europeans much harm.... the Mediterranean diet is still considered to be beneficial.
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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I have been drinking red wine for years and recently my cardiologist told me it was good to drink a glass or two daily.
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:02 AM   #5
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A friend had a heart bypass years back. He never drank any alcohol before, well except church wine as he is a priest, but his cardiologist recommended 1 to 2 glasses of red wine a day.The antioxidants in red wine have been shown to provide certain health benefits. They act like warriors, preventing the oxidation process.They offer protection against heart disease. http://www.red-wine-and-health.com/
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:33 AM   #6
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Wine has been tentatively found to help with heart problems. The same has been found for people worried about stroke. Eating a serving of fish every two weeks or so seems to help immensely. Even if it doesn't, it certainly doesn't hurt anything to consume a glass of wine with an entree of fish.

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