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Health Benefits of White Wine

Health Benefits of Wine: Red vs. White

Have you been wondering, while sipping on your Chardonnay, if white wine offers all the benefits of red? You're in good company, for the New York Times has been wondering this as well.

If you prefer a light Pinot Grigio, you are missing out on many of the antioxidants found in grape skin, like resveratrol, which may help keep you get slim as well as protect your heart. There are less flavonoids, beneficial micro-nutrients found in the skins as well. All that being said, there have been few studies comparing the two. The whites with the highest amounts of flavonoids are made from granache blanc grapes in the Mediterranean regions: Spain, southern France, and Sardinia. Regardless of the shade of wine you prefer, to reap the health benefits of the wine, women should limit their intake of wine to one glass a day.

What are you drinking these days?

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't usually drink wine because I'm just not a fan of the flavor, but I do get a lot of antioxidants from other sources in my diet. I usually drink either light beer or vodka spritzers. I drink wine probably twice a year at most and when I do, I like a nice Zinfandel.
audrina audrina 8 years
I love wine and drink mostly red wine, like merlot, cabernet or pino noir, but I do like an occasional glass of reisling or pino grigio. I try to limit it to 1 glass a day a couple of times of week though. Good stuff. Besides a cup of tea, I feel that a glass of wine is just as relaxing if not more.
goddessru goddessru 8 years
I can't drink red wine, it's too heavy for me. I like crisp, dry, white wine. Occasionally I'll find a light red wine that's drinkable. Those probably aren't the ones that are "good for you".
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I like all red wines, especially a good port. I prefer the deeper flavor of reds over whites. I drink a glass a day. Love it.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Most recently we had a Syrah from the Pacific Star Winery in Medocino county. Absolutely smooth and delicious. The time before was a Thomas Fogarty Meritage and I think the one previous to that was a J.Lohr Zin that my girl friend brought and a Ledson Merlot all very good wines. Okay, I apparently overdrink on wine :) Ah well. I enjoy a glass, or two . . . okay at the most three. But I do share with my fiancee. .....
michlny michlny 8 years
Very into Cabernet Sauvignon lately. Only a few times / month.....
kclulu kclulu 8 years
Can you save up that one glass a day during the week and then drink them all on one day?:)
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I drink only a few times a year and usually it consists of a glass of Riesling. That's all it takes to get me tipsy.
JulieJean JulieJean 8 years
On occasion, I only drink red wine, but daily I stick to plain old healthy water.
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