Ancient Drink STOPS Heart Attacks
When it comes to lowering your risk of heart attack, your mainstream doc will just parrot the same old advice.
Take statins… exercise constantly… and give up all of your favorite foods and drinks.
But what if I told you there was a better – and more enjoyable – way to STOP heat attacks.
And it’s all thanks to an ancient drink.
Red wine has received its fair share of accolades over the years.
Studies have shown that it boosts your immune system, increases bone density, and reduces your risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. It can even boost brain function and help you live longer.
That impressive resume makes this Mediterranean staple one of the healthiest drinks on the planet.
This latest study hasn’t uncovered a new benefit of red wine. Instead, it has unlocked a key reason why it carries such a wide range of major health benefits: It improves your microbiome – the tiny organisms that live in your gut.
This study included 916 female twins, and compared five different types of alcohol on their gut bacteria and overall health: beer, cider, spirits, white wine, and red wine.
Red wine was the clear winner.
The people who drank red wine had more bacterial diversity in their guts, lower rates of obesity, and lower cholesterol – two of the key drivers behind heart attacks.
These results held true even when they tested three different cohorts from three different countries.
The researchers believe that the beneficial impact on the microbiome is due to the abundance of polyphenols (antioxidant plant chemicals) found in red wine. These polyphenols fuel the good bacteria living in your gut.
This would go along with previous studies, which have shown that polyphenols can help protect against obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
So how much red wine do you need to drink to obtain these microbiome-boosting benefits?
One glass every two weeks was enough to make an impact.
I know what I’ll be having with my dinner tonight.