Is drinking wine healthy? The short answer may be yes but nothing with health is ever that straightforward. Can your passion for the grape make you healthier or even stronger as you age? Wouldn’t it be great if your love of vino was really good for you in the short-term as well as the long run?
The perceived benefits, agreed upon by most physicians, come from multiple aspects of the grape including plant nutrients called flavonoids found in grape skins (as well as other fruits and vegetables). Both red and white wine contain flavonoids; however, since red wine is typically produced by fermentation in the presence of the grape skins, red wine has been observed to contain higher levels of flavonoids, and other antioxidants such as resveratrol.