Why red wine is a healthy choice
I’m often asked how red wine is part of a healthy diet. Not only does it taste great and pair well with grass-fed beef (an excellent source of protein and healthy fat) but it also provides a number of additional health benefits.
As with all food, it’s important to be a discerning consumer when it comes to red wine. If you keep in mind a few considerations (which I’ll discuss below), red wine can be a healthy choice. Here’s why.
Food & Health
One of my core messages has always been that the dietary choices you make on a daily basis have a profound impact on your overall health and well-being.
Our best peer reviewed research continues to indicate that, by far, the best diet for human health is one that favors whole foods that maintain blood sugar, keep the gut lining intact, are devoid of pesticides and provide optimal nutrients for the body.
One food item in particular meets all of these criteria and adding it to your diet – or, I should say, adding it back – can benefit your health in a number of ways. Continue reading
Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article either in print or on the Internet indicating that the notion of going gluten-free is entirely overblown. Typically, the conclusions often sounds something like, “While only about 1.6% of Americans, those with confirmed celiac disease, need to be on a gluten-free diet, there is absolutely no reason for anyone else to adopt this diet.”
Statements like these are generally made to convince people who may be considering eliminating gluten or who may already be on a gluten-free diet, to go back to eating gluten-containing foods. Clearly, for those of us who have done the research to understand how gluten can affect certain people, pushing back against this type of sentiment has always been a challenge. Continue reading