Everyone knows that a glass of red wine can really help take the edge off during a rough week (or a rough day).
However, what if you learned that red wine can be healthy for you, too? Recent studies have found evidence that red wine in moderate amounts can assist in lowering cholesterol.
In a recent study, three groups of people were given three different beverages to have with dinner: red wine, white wine, and mineral water. The people who were given the red wine demonstrated significant health benefits compared to the other two groups in the study.
Regularly drinking a moderate amount of red wine is an excellent way to improve your cardiovascular health by lowering your LDL cholesterol, raising your HDL, decreasing oxidized LDL, and decreasing chronic inflammation.
To get the advantages of red wine for cholesterol, men should drink about 2 servings and women should drink about one serving most days of the week, with meals (the exact amounts varied among studies). And you don’t need to worry too much about the quality or variety of red wine you drink. Hundreds of different wines have been used in studies, and all seem to lower cholesterol.
If there are subtle differences among the cholesterol-lowering effects of different red wines, at this point, it is not clear which variety of wine might work best. One thing that is clear, however, is that drinking red wine in combination with a healthy diet and other natural cholesterol lowering therapies, including other cholesterol-lowering foods and supplements, can lead to even greater reductions in cholesterol.
Red wine drinkers, rejoice! If you drink it in moderation, your enjoyment of a glass of red win with dinner might be just what you need if you have high cholesterol.
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