Many research studies have pointed out the positive effects of drinking wine. These positive effects include; improved heart health, antioxidants, lower cholesterol levels and even a boost in brain powers of women (sorry fellas). Here is another study reported by the Los Angeles Times about the benefits of wine, specifically for type 2 diabetics.
The Los Angeles Times (10/13, Healy) reports in “Science Now” that according to the 224-participant study published online Oct. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “red wine drinkers also saw improvements in their apolipoprotein a1 levels,” and, “compared with study participants who drank mineral water nightly and those who had a glass of white wine,” people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) “who drank a glass of red wine nightly also had fewer symptoms of metabolic syndrome (hypertension, excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels) at the end of two years.” Notably, all study participants “maintained a Mediterranean-style diet” throughout the study, and the amount of wine consumed, which was “no more than a single five-ounce serving per day,” was enjoyed with a meal.
Moderation is key. A little bit of wine can be good but too much may lead to serious problems. To gain the benefits of good health, do your part to enjoy your one to two drinks per day at mealtime and follow the advice of the dietary guidelines for food, fitness, and weight management.