Heart health isn’t just a women’s issue, it gets everybody. So does food poisoning. Food poisoning?
Just pulled this from Women’s Health Magazine — good news all around! Red wine is good for you. (again) Not sure when it fell out of grace, but it’s back, with a bang!
Wine, then Dine
Drinking wine with your meal, in addition to being good for your heart, may help ward off food poisoning before it happens. Scientists at Oregon State University recently found that wine can put the kibosh on three common food pathogens: E. coli, Listeria, and salmonella. In lab studies, the wine’s combination of ethanol, organic acids, and low pH appeared to scramble the bugs’ genetic material. All wines have some effect, say researchers, but reds are the most potent.
And… Try this article from the Mayo Clinic about the effects of red wine on heart health.
I guess this means you not only should have it before meals to kill off all those little bacteria, but with your meal as well — at least if you’re having read meat.
I wonder if there’s some downside to drinking this much wine?
(Click the image to go to the Mayo Clinic site)
And just in case you thought the Mayo Clinic would get the last word on all this, here’s a link to the official “Doubting Thomasses” of the whole red wine/health question, the American Heart Association and its pitch for caution, moderation, and a good long look before leaping into the bottom of a wine bottle:
Is it any wonder we don’t trust the medical community? They can’t seem to agree on something as simple as one glass of red wine.
Maybe we should just ignore them, and drink a glass every day because it tastes good. Then, if it’s really a miracle drug-food, then we get the benefit. If it turns out to just be alcohol like all other alcohol, then 1 glass is just 1 glass and we haven’t gone off the deep end into binge drinking, alcoholism, or alcohol poisoning.
Maybe just that nice, warm and fuzzy feeling is a good enough reason to indulge….