February 23, 2018

Author: Alex Therrien

A lot of studies suggest that red wine consumed in moderation is linked to lower diabetes and a healthy heart.  Now a new study suggests that a compound found in red wine contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease.  The red compounds are known as polyphenols and the researchers in this study found that they help fend off harmful bacterias in the mouth.

Previous studies have suggested that the major health benefits of polyphenols is linked to them being antioxidants that protect the body from harmful free radicals.

In what drinks and foods can we find polyphenols?  Namely: coffee, green tea, black tea, cider, orange juice, blueberries, raspberries, kiwis, black grapes, cherries and beans…

As much as wine lovers would like to solely rely on positive studies suggesting that wine consumption promotes a large range of health benefits, there are some studies that suggest there is no good evidence that drinking wine is overall good for health.

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