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Drink to Your Health: The Heart-Healthy Benefits of Wine

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So, Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

The bottom line: When it comes to drinking for your health, moderation is key. The USDA defines moderation as up to one drink a day for women. In the case of wine, that means 5 ounces.

And teetotalers don't have to miss out on the heart-healthy benefits just for staying dry. "You don't have to drink red wine; you can have the grapes, too," Young explains. In fact, one study indicated that purple grape juice offers the same heart-healthy benefits as red wine.

Originally published on, November 2007.



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