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Red wine: An unlikely healthy drink?

When we think of alcohol, we immediately think of how unhealthy it is. And we are right to think so.

In fact, medical sources say that people with diabetes should not drink red wine.

On the flipside, there is evidence that drinking moderate amounts of red wine just may be what you need to lessen the risk of heart disease. It seems like a bunch of contradictions, right? 

Scientists say that alcoholic beverages can reduce blood sugar for about 24 hours. For people with diabetes, a recent study shows that a glass of red wine per day can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with controlled type 2 diabetes. Note that the keyword there is ‘controlled’.

A number of studies have corroborated this finding and added that red wine intake can improve post-meal blood sugar levels, improved insulin resistance, etc. 

Even though certain researchers would say that people with diabetes should not drink, these recent findings show that it may not be all bad after all.

What is the bottom-line? The fact that these findings have said this does not mean that you should binge on red wine. If you are controlling your type 2 diabetes then you may consider sipping on an occasional glass of red wine. 

More so, what makes red wine a healthy drink is the abundance of polyphenols and antioxidants which have quite a number of health benefits when consumed moderately. 

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Nwateacher20001 Jun 13

D amount of polypherols u get in redwine is small compare to eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits & vegetable per day

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