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Red Wine: Has your doctor recommended it?

Posted by editor On June - 1 - 20094 COMMENTS

To drink or not to drink – it’s all about moderation

I love red wine. Red wine just doesn’t love me. Of course, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying a good glass from time to time.  I was told that my post consumption sinus congestion headache was a result of the sulphites and while wine naturally contains these, modern viticulturists add additional sulphites in the wine making process.  It was suggested I try organic wines as these contain a lower percentage of these aggravating supplements.

I decided to do a little reading on the matter and came across the Vrede En Lust blog, which not only expounds the health benefits of a few glasses of wine, it also says the following:

‘The articles also cover the much debated issue of what causes headaches for some after drinking wine. This is obviously for causes other than too many bottles of wine! The finding is that the much maligned sulfides and histamines in wine are unlikely to be the cause, as they appear in many other popular foods in much higher levels.’

Now I know dried fruit is one such food that I need to be wary of, however, it has never had the same headachy effects on me.  Could it just be that it is worse for me in liquid form?

So I decided to try out a bottle of Organic wine this weekend (with an anti-histamine precautionary tab) and was delighted to find no detrimental side effects from a couple of glasses.  So if you’re like me, and have been avoiding that glass of red for similar reasons, may I be so bold as to suggest you try out a few glasses of Dixon’s Peak organic wine.   If you’re not like me, Vrede En Lust has a wonderful range.

If you Google ‘Red wine health benefits’ you will find tons of information on it’s health benefits from raising good cholesterol, lowering bad cholesterol, good for arthritis, heart disease etc.

We’d love to hear from you…

Has your health care professional recommended you drink wine?

S2S Editor © 2009

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4 Responses to “Red Wine: Has your doctor recommended it?”

  1. Redcat says:

    Not that I needed an excuse from my doctor to drink red wine, but I was told it would increase my good colesterol which was quite low at the time.
    Organics are definately great, but I also find the the older the wine, the less likely it is to use sulphites. My headaches are usually self inflicted however.

  2. Dragon says:

    Thanks for the organic heads up as there is nothing better than a glass of red after a good days hard work. Looking forward to trying out Dixon’s Peak. Anyone in particular?

  3. editor says:

    Hi Dragon, Touche. We tried the Dixon’s Peak Cab Sav.

  4. Cherry says:

    This happened to someine I know:
    Doctor to patient, after reviewing the patient’s alcohol consumption,
    “Do you know the medical definition of an alcoholic?”
    Patient, nerviously, “Er, no, I don’t believe I do.”
    Doctor, “It’s someone who drinks more than his doctor does … you’re OK!”

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