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The Health and Aging Benefits of Red Wine

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Artwork: Dr. Murad Abel “ Red red wine you make me feel so grand I feel a million dollars when your just in my hand ”. The song Red Red Wine by Neil Diamond may just have some healthy truth in it. As it turns out red wine is healthy for the heart and can encourage a youthful look. If you are going to drink something you might want to pick the option with the most benefits. Instead of reaching for red bull and vodka try something like a classic red wine. According to the Mayo Clinic red wine has antioxidants that increase the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol that protects the arteries of the heart ( 1 ). The antioxidants are called polyphenols and they protect the lining of blood vessels in the heart to ensure that they do not get clogged.     According to a study at the University of Leicester two glasses of wine can lower the chances of developing cancerous tumors by 50% ( 2 ). Most physicians will recommend a single glass of wine a day. This is grea