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What exactly does drinking a glass of red wine a day do for heart health?

 
lizard111

Asked by lizard111 at 5:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Health

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  • Red wine thins the blood and increases blood flow which helps clear out the arteries, etc. It also has antioxidants and flavanoids in it which help counteract the damage done by free radicals and help fight cancer.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 5:13 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • it has antioxidants in it. you can get the same effect from drinking red grape juice.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 5:11 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Its something to do with the grapeskins. You can get the same effect from EATING the grapes(or blueberries). Antioxidants I believe.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:11 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • The funny thing about alcohol is that it's a depressant. It can help with high anxiety as well.
    gnovinger

    Answer by gnovinger at 5:12 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • My husbnd had 10 by passes, yes 10, and his heart Dr. said to drink a glass a day. Some days goes beyond and we have a few words, and then it gets back down. Didn't know you could have 10 by passes, shocked the heck out of me.
    MyAngel003

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 5:18 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

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