Mentioning a glass of red wine makes most people smile. It has been suggested that the reason the French have such a low rate of cardiovascular disease is because they consume large amounts of red wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon, followed closely by Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir are the red wines which contain the highest concentration of flavonoids, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis.
I have always been a lightweight when it comes to drinking. One of my college roommates speculated that I might be afflicted with some type of anti-social disease that made me allergic to alcohol. It turns out that this "affliction" may have been protecting my brain from Alzheimer's.
The next time you're toasting your health for the holidays, should you raise a glass of water instead of a finely crafted vintage? The science on the merits and risks of wine have become increasingly murky the more we learn.
We know red wine can help with cardiovascular health, but we also how more than three glasses per week can put women at higher risk for breast cancer. So, what are we supposed to really feel about alcohol and wine?
You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.