POPSUGAR Fitness

The Pros and Cons of Red, White, and Bubbly

Dec 30 2013 - 10:46am

When it's time to celebrate, a glass of wine may be just what's in order, especially since so many studies have proven it to be so good for us. In fact, alcohol, in general, has certain health benefits [1], like reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, as well as decreasing the risk of developing gallstones. However, all these happy benefits come with a huge caveat: they are only seen in moderate drinkers (which for women means one glass a day). Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of breast cancer [2] as well as a host of other well-known alcohol-related problems.

Wine is one of the best ways to celebrate the benefits of one-a-day drinking. But not all wine is equal, and there are definite cons to go along with all those antioxidant pros in your glass.

Are you a fan of red, white, or bubbly? Read on to find out about the pros and cons of your drink of choice.

Red Wine

White Wine

Sparkling Wine

If you don't currently drink, the health benefits of wine are no reason to start. Remember to drink responsibly too!


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http://www.fitsugar.com/fitness/Pros-Cons-Drinking-Red-Wine-White-Wine-Champagne-14656661