In honor of Valentine’s Day which will be celebrated on the 14th of February, we will feature our Good-Food-for-the-Heart series for the next couple of weeks. These foods are not just delicious, rich, luscious and decadent – but more importantly, they contribute greatly in improving your heart’s health.
To kick things off, let us learn more about a heart-friendly drink which may just surprise you: red wine. When consumed in moderation and on a regular basis, red wine is known to be helpful in reducing the risks of heart disease while lowering your cholesterol at the same time.
The key to having a healthy heart is by keeping a good balance between the good the bad cholesterol. Studies show that a glass of red wine contains High-density Lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol which is of the good kind. Red wine also contains catechins, flavonoids, protein, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.
Aside from preventing heart disease, red wine also helps risk the reduce of certain cancers, it can help prevent obesity and give you great overall health. Cheers!