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.
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