Red Wine and Heart Health

Topics: Lifestyle & Diet Article Highlights
  • How much red wine can someone drink safely?
  • What makes red wine heart-healthy?
  • What types of antioxidants have an impact on heart health?
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Not that we’re advocating for you to begin drinking, but if you already have a glass of red wine here and there – you should at least know the positive connection between red wine and heart health!

 Here’s why we believe a 4 oz. glass of red wine can do your heart (and other functions) some justice1:

  • Red wine is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants found in red wine are believed to help support healthy levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is the “good” cholesterol.
    • Polyphenol. This is a type of antioxidant found in red wine, which can help protect the blood vessel lining in your heart
    • Resveratrol: This is another type of antioxidant found in red wine, which is thought to help prevent blood clots.
    • Improves production. Red wine plays a role in increasing the mitochondrial function, which in turn increases cellular energy production4.
    • Protects against free radical damage. Free radicals are “cellular by-products that…can literally trash our bodies5.” With that being said, red wine can help protect your arteries!

But, remember – it’s only okay to drink in moderation! Red wine and heart health can only go hand-in-hand if the appropriate amount is consumed. Drinking excessively (or even just slightly more than you’re supposed to) can lead to heart problems1. There’s a fine line between the two, but having a small glass of red wine with dinner is considered perfectly fine.

For a heart healthy dinner, try adding a glass of red wine and a small, easy-to-swallow MegaRed®, and you’ll be on the road to supporting your heart health!

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