Easy ways to choose a healthy wine

Easy Ways to Choose A Healthy Wine

Wine lovers rejoiced when studies came out suggesting red wine comes with a whole host of health benefits.

But that doesn't mean that all wine is made equal.

Red wine in particular has proven to lower blood pressure and combat stubborn belly fat. It also contains antioxidants like resveratrol, which can protect against certain cancers and heart disease.

If you want to reap the most health benefits, it's best to opt for a dark rosé. It's made from red wine grapes, giving it a healthy edge over its lighter counterparts.

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Easy ways to choose a healthy wine

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes originated in France. 

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The earliest known use of the Merlot grape was in France. It is now the most widely planted red wine grape in the world. 

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Pinot noir grapes are most often associated with France. 

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While Chardonnay's origin is in France, the grapes are now grown worldwide. 

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Moscato is made from the Muscat grape which originated in Italy. 

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Pinot grigio is an Italian creation from the Pinot gris grape. 

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Malbec is a celebrated Argentinian wine. 

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The French Sauvignon blanc grapes are grown worldwide, especially in France, Chile, Australia, South Africa and California. 

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Shiraz is blended from the DNA of various French grapes.

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Gewurztraminer grapes originate in Germany and flourish in colder climates. 

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Riesling grapes originated in Germany's Rhine region. 

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Zinfandel grapes have similar DNA to several Croatian grapes, and are grown heavily in California. 

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It also contains more antioxidants than any other bottle, since all those antioxidants come from the grapes' skin.

That means the darker the wine's color is, the longer it has been in contact with the skin.

Experts recommend one glass of wine a day for women and two glasses for men.

Add a small side of dark chocolate to your vino and you're in for an antioxidant-packed, guiltless treat.

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