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    Default Red Wine In Moderation May Protect Gut Health

    Ana Sandoiu
    August 29 2019


    New research suggests that drinking red wine in moderation improves the bacterial diversity in our guts and may protect our overall health.

    Many scientific studies have looked into the alleged benefits of red wine consumption.
    From the popular notion that a little bit of red wine is good for the heart, to the less known theory that compounds in red wine may benefit depression or oral health, drinking red wine in moderation seems to have a lot of hidden therapeutic potential.


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    Hmmm. Mostly I drink my homemade wine. Dandelion and apple are white; raspberry, blackberry, elderberry, plum are red. I forget what color rhubarb is, but it doesn't matter because I'll not brew that one again!
    When I host a modest dinner party I serve store-bought wine because I don't feel my humble home brewed product suffices. It's pretty basic: red wine with lamb and beef, white wine with pork and poultry. Am I right? If I get lucky, guests bring wine and I'm off the hook for making poor choices!
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    Default Re: Red Wine In Moderation May Protect Gut Health

    You're right about the wine/food combos. I like white wine with seafood too. One basic, very smooth, impressive wine that goes with almost everything is a Merlot. It's lighter in color than most red wines, but it's very pleasant tasting and meshes with the flavor of almost any food. On topic: From a health perspective, I don't know that any other wine begins to compare to a deeply dark red wine, like a cabernet. I drink it for the resveratrol.

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    Default Re: Red Wine In Moderation May Protect Gut Health

    Actually there is more resveratrol in merlot or pinot noir than in cabernet.

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    And pinot noir is one of my favorites.
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    Default Re: Red Wine In Moderation May Protect Gut Health

    Quote Originally Posted by Maurya View Post
    Actually there is more resveratrol in merlot or pinot noir than in cabernet.
    Thank you, Maurya. You just made my day!! I can ditch the cabernet for more merlot, which I enjoy more than cabernet anyway. Woot, woot.

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