Health Conscious? Should You Drink Wine or Just Grape Juice.


While the health benefits of wine have long been toted, both red wine and grape juice promote heart health and healthy blood pressure, as well as reduce your risk of developing blood clots. So which is better?

Red wine is rich in polyphenols, which help fight against disease and also contains resveratrol which promotes heart health. It is also anti-inflammatory which helps fight cancer and is anti-aging. Wine also helps lower bad cholesterol and prevents blood clots.

Grape juice has all the same antioxidants as red wine such as resveratrol and polyphenol. Some of the benefits include reduced blood clots, lowered cholesterol, protects blood vessels in the heart and lowers blood pressure.

Ultimately some people shouldn’t drink alcohol, such as pregnant women and those with health problems like a weak heart. These people will benefit from grape juice rather than wine.

Red wine should always be enjoyed in moderation because in excess, the health benefits are actually reversed. Too much of any alcoholic beverage has more risks than rewards.


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