Quick Answer: Is Red Wine Good For Your Heart?

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Which red wine is best for your heart?

You should probably be drinking: Merlot (and other dry reds)

But if you prefer Pinot noir, then you’re at the top of the health game. However, other dry reds, such as merlot or cabernet, can be enjoyed as well. They have high levels of resveratrol, which will keep your heart healthy.

Is red wine good for your heart and blood pressure?

In moderation, however, drinking red wine increases HDL (“good” cholesterol). It also protects against artery damage, which may lower blood pressure and help prevent heart disease. Polyphenols, in particular, may protect the lining of blood vessels in the heart.

Is it OK to drink red wine everyday?

A glass of red wine (5 ounces) a day has long been praised as good for your ticker. But newer research has also linked moderate alcohol consumption — including white wine and other beverages — to lower risk of heart failure and improved blood pressure.

What is the healthiest red wine?

Here are the five healthiest red wine choices for your body:

  • Pinot noir. You might be surprised to learn that there really is one particular grape that has claimed the number one spot of healthiest wine, but the winner is Pinot Noir.
  • Merlot.
  • Cabernet.
  • Rosé
  • No sweet wines.

Why is Pinot Noir the healthiest wine?

Pinot noir

Although all red wines are generally considered healthier than whites, Pinot Noir is top of its class. The reason is because the Pinot Noir grape has been found to contain the highest levels of resveratrol out of any wine grape.

Does wine clean your arteries?

Wine, claims Dr Norrie, is man’s oldest medicine. As for resveratrol, it helps maintain blood flow by keeping the arteries free of the fatty deposits known as atherosclerotic plaque. Resveratrol is also said to lower blood sugar and ward off cancers, as well as having anti-inflammatory effects.