Category Archives: Wine

The Metabolic Effects of Various Drinks

While much of the attention in nutritional circles is given to foods and their metabolic effects, drinks too can play an important role in human health. Although there are many drinks available to humans, in truth we tend to consume … Continue reading

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Alcohol: To Your Good Health!

Current mainstream medical advice is to limit alcohol intake. However, these recommendations are controversial as much higher intakes than are recommended appear to be protective of health. While overconsumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with a deterioration of health, it … Continue reading

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Is Red Wine a Fat Burner?

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Flavonoids And Type 2 Diabetes

Plant foods are good for the health. This is well established in the nutritional literature. What is not well established is the reason for the protective effects of plants in human nutrition. Plant foods comprise of complex tissues that contain … Continue reading

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More on Alcohol and Omega 3 Fatty Acids Metabolism: This Time Wine

Alcohol shows favourable effects on lipoprotein concentrations because it is associated with an increase in high density lipoprotein (HDL). This has been suggested to be the reason for its beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease. However, consumption of ethanol has been … Continue reading

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Red Wine: Gut Bacteria Modulator

Red wine is difficult to study scientifically because it is a highly complex mixture of chemical compounds, that changes composition over time and which shows variety between different wine types. However, generally research investigating the effects of red wine have … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Diet and Mortality

The Mediterranean diet is the traditional diet of populations living in southern Europe and parts of North Africa. The diet consists of high intakes of whole grains, olives, extra virgin olive oil, fish and red wine, with low intakes of … Continue reading

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Red Wine Prevents Lipid Peroxidation

Systemic inflammation and oxidative stress are increasingly being associated with obesity and cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants may be protective of cardiovascular disease because they decrease free radical damage to the endothelial lining of the arteries or the susceptibility for low density … Continue reading

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The Phenolic Content of Red Wine

Wine is a complex mixture of phenolic compounds which have not yet been fully characterised. Plant phenolics are good in vivo antioxidants and also though to be able to modulate gene expression. These effects confer health benefits to those who … Continue reading

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Flavonoid Rich Food and Cognitive Ability

Flavonoids are a group of plant derived polyphenols that have been researched in relation to their health benefits. Flavonoids have been linked to protection from cardiovascular disease because they can prevent damage to the endothelial lining of blood vessels. This … Continue reading

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