Enjoy the Benefits of Alcohol and Grape Juice
Diet & Food
Red wine has long been known as a healthy beverage when drunk in moderation. However, we all know it’s pretty tough to drink a good bottle of wine in moderation. Independent studies have found that alcohol and grape juice can reduce the risk of blood clots and prevent LDL (“bad” cholesterol) from sticking to coronary arteries, among other cardiac benefits. One, conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin and published in the journal Circulation, looked at the effects of two servings of Concord grape juice a day in 15 people with coronary artery disease. After two weeks, the subjects had improved blood flow and reduced oxidation of LDL. Oxidized LDL can damage arteries.