It's a question on my mind since my recent quest to lessen / stop drinking alcohol.
There is a theory that polyphenols, compounds found in red and purple grape skins, explain wine’s heart-protecting properties. Another explanation stems from the fact that the Mediterranean diet, an eating pattern shown to ward off heart attacks and strokes, features red wine.
Personally, I love indulging in this principal.
I could probably live off of red wine and cheese if I had to.
But is it actually good for us?
According to Harvard University, moderate drinking — defined as one drink per day for healthy women and two drinks per day for healthy men — is widely considered safe. But to date, the health effects of alcohol have never been tested in a long-term, randomized trial.
Basically, more research is needed.
I'll stick to my, you only live once, so enjoy methodology when it comes to balance.