Help your heart and drink a glass of Cabernet this evening.
As we continue to explore heart healthy living during February’s GO RED month, we come to the subject of red wine. Often, health-related articles are filled with all the delicious things you should STOP doing. So pour yourself a glass of cab, and consider this a respite. A nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon contains high levels of resveratrol, which increases blood levels of good cholesterol and slows the production of bad cholesterol. Now, don’t go overboard; wine should always be consumed in moderation. But, according to Charles Sullivan’s “A Companion to California Wine,” the cabernet variety is commonplace meal accompaniment in France, and despite their population’s high-saturated fat diet, the incidence of heart disease is notably lower than that of the U.S. Cabernet Sauvignon has the most phenols among wine varieties, an organic compound that plays a role in heart health.
So, when consumed in reasonable quantities, Cabernet Savignon can actually be beneficial to your heart. We’ll toast to that!