It’s certainly not everyday that I write a post in the politically correct category, but all the mainstream health gurus agree that red wine can be good for you. (Here’s an article about it from the Mayo Clinic: Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?)
This topic prompted a recent email exchange between Kent & I that I thought I’d share:
You’ve probably seen articles like this before, but read this to the end please. Grape juice and memory loss. (He was referring to the part about Alzheimers at the end – Kent’s Dad was diagnosed a few years ago.)
The only thing I wonder about is the amount of sugar in the grape juice, but you don't have much sugar otherwise so you'd probably be OK. I wonder what kind of grapes are in the Leelanau Cellars Great Lakes Red that Sonia got me onto – it's local, too, so even better. I'll go look. You could make a point to have a glass each night or something. (Probably wouldn't hurt my memory either!)
Don’t they sell that stuff in small bottles that I could take to work?
I checked and it IS made with concord grapes and it's only $5/bottle, and since it's wine it's also fermented and it’s local, too! We should start having a little every night!
Good call. I’ll start bringing a couple bottles of wine to work every week.
Hey, it's medicinal, they'll understand.
As I’ve mentioned here on the blog before, we don’t drink much juice around here unless we’re having a little in our kefir soda pop, which is only 1/3 strength. But does wine count as juice? Do you drink a glass of red wine every day? If so, do you drink it just for relaxation or taste, or for its antioxidant or possible memory-enhancing properties?
- My post with a list of nutritious beverage recipes
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- From Donielle: Should we drink juice?
photo credit (Don’t you love that red wine picture?)