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I Heard Red Wine Is Healthy... Is it?

Yiwen Lu, MS, RD, CPT
January 26, 2023
March 6, 2023

Is red wine actually good for your heart?  Red wine is considered heart healthy because, Resveratrol, which comes from the skin of grapes used to make wine, has been shown to have some heart benefit effects in some research. Watch the video to learn more.

So Can I Drink it?

So does it mean that I have a free pass to drink wine everyday? No. Although other research has since contradicted that study, people still want a reason to drink wine. So why not?

While moderate alcohol consumption may have some potential health benefits, drinking too much can increase your risk of developing serious health problems, such as liver disease and certain types of cancer. It might also interfere with your sleep and increase your risk of accidents and injuries.

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults of legal drinking age don’t need to drink, but if they do, then do so in moderation. This means limiting intake to 2 drinks or less in a day for men or 1 drink or less in a day for women, on days when alcohol is consumed.

The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the American Geriatric Society recommend that starting at age 65, men should limit their alcohol use to no more than 1 drink per day.

Note, 1 drink equals to just 5 oz of wine. And the research so far does suggest that wine has more potential for health benefits than other types of alcohol. So try not to over pour!