It Just Gets Better…Red Wine, Women,Weight-Loss and Sex!

As if a beneficial cardiovascular, and anti-aging benefits  of red wine weren’t enough, now as reported in an article entitled  Women and Wine: Red Rules, red wine may also help women with weight-loss and libido.  There’s also this report that suggests the resveratrol in red wine…may not be a substitute for exercise, but it could slow deterioration until someone can get moving again.

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So there you have it…Conclusive evidence?…debatable…but why not hedge your bets, and  have a glass of red wine, or two!  Even it doesn’t help you lose weight, increase your libido, prevent cancer, is exercise in a bottle, or break the political stalemate on the national debt limit, at least it can help you chillax!

Wiking?…Wine and Hiking Of Course!

Sometimes combining two words into one is a good idea. “Chocoholic” comes to mind.  Sometimes…well not so much.  Such is the case with a “wiking”, which is what you get when you combine wine and hiking.

According to this post from the New York Times, wiking is the latest trend in Oregon combining wine and hiking.  Great idea…horrible name for it.

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Can the antioxidant in red wine protect against radiation?

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According to Louisville Juice:

“A 2008 study from the University of Pittsburgh, indicates that red wine helps neutralize the effects of radiation exposure.

Resveratrol, the natural antioxidant commonly found in red wine and many plants, may offer protection against radiation exposure…When altered with acetyl, resveratrol administered before radiation exposure proved to protect cells from radiation in mouse models.”

Worried about radiation from Japan’s nuclear reactors finding their way to California, and causing cancer down the road?:…have a glass or three of red wine!

In Vino Veritas