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Red vs. White

By now we all have heard that red wine is good for you, in moderation of course. Since grape skins used in making red wine contain the chemical called resveratrol, very strong antioxidant that's also been shown to be heart-healthy and may have other benefits as well. White wine is made from grapes stripped of their skin, but there is new evidence that white wine may be just as beneficial.

New studies are being released on the benefits of wine and resveratrol almost daily. Forbes is reporting:

Obese mice on a high-fat diet got the benefits of being thin — living healthier, longer lives — without the pain of dieting when they consumed huge doses of red wine extract, according to a landmark new study.

Calorie wise, it is pretty much a wash. A 4 ounce serving of white wine typically has about 5 more calories. As a wine drinker who likes both colors (and even pink) this is something to toast about.

Fit's tip: Just a reminder that one to two glasses of wine is considered beneficial to your health. You can also get all the benefits of resveratrol from red grapes.

Just a holiday safety reminder: Please don't drink and drive.

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