March 20, 2017
Is wine good for your heart? As a component of Mediterranean Diet, it is good for your heart
Wine is good for your heart. True.
Wine, especially red wine, was an important component of the Original Mediterranean Diet. As the whole dietary pattern was proved to develope a low rate of heart attacks and coronary artery diseases, we continue following the Mediterranean Diet in its whole, that has a moderate consumption of red wine in the most important meals. If the Mediterranean Diet was good for your heart, the wine in the same circumstances, has to be good.
The reason? I wouldn’t dare to say that the main causes are the wine components, such as antioxidants, resveratrol, the wine itself and its vasodilator properties, or any other unknown virtues of this biblical fermented grape juice. I have to say that the reason, as far as we know, it is its miraculous insertion in a proved dietary pattern that brought to the people an intense physical activity and a happy environment.
Wine out of Mediterranean Diet? It’s your choice.