Can Red Wine reduce heart disease risk?
Research is being conducted to find out if any red wine components work as antioxidants in our body which could reduce heart disease risk. Components such as flavonoids, resveratrol and other antioxidants in Red wine may have antiplatelet properties that can reduce blood clots and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Dr. Lori Mosca, regular adviser on http://www.everydayhealth.com also stresses that:
â€œIt is important to remember that excess alcohol can raise your blood pressure, add substantial calories to your diet, and has the potential for serious side effects such as abuse. But you don’t need to drink wine to get plenty of resveratrol â€” it is also found in fruits and vegetables such as grapes, raspberries, cranberries, blueberries and peanuts, which are all part of a heart healthy diet.â€
However, the direct effects of resveratrol are still to be proven in human clinical trials. And so the American Heart Association does not recommend red wine as a cardioprotective agent.