Drink two glasses of wine a day to bring down your cholesterol level

Two glasses (20 cl) of wine a day will considerably bring down cholesterol levels. 

Studies have shown the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption (we’re talking one to two drinks per day max). And, it general, it is wine that gets the most attention for its health-related properties. One study that examined the relationship between the intake of different alcoholic beverages and death from all causes found that wine drinkers were at significantly lower risk than non-wine alcoholic beverage drinkers. However, we should note that research on the subject has been mixed.

For those of you who subscribe to the notion that a glass of wine a day may help keep the doctor away, you might be wondering if it makes a difference whether you fill that glass with red or white. And that is what researchers set out to uncover in a new study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Specifically, they were interested in the role of red wine versus white in inhibiting cholesterol oxidation induced by free radicals.

It’s no secret that high LDL cholesterol puts people at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. The excess sticks to the walls of your arteries forming plaque, which can cause those arteries to harden and narrow (atherosclerosis). If a blood clot forms and blocks an artery, you could suffer from a heart attack or stroke.

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