What Do You Know About Calories In Red Wine?
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Today, caloric intake is a main concern for many people and that goes for calories in red wine as well. There are so many beneficial elements to drinking red wine these days that people interested in reaping these benefits also worry about the calories in each glass of red wine.
In order to understand the caloric impact of red wine, we must first understand whether or not wine is actually good for you in the first place.
There is no question that massive amounts of red wine are not good for you. Not only could it damage your liver, judgment, and lead to alcoholism, it will also definitely impact your daily caloric intake. This is where the old adage “everything in moderation” comes into play. A glass of red wine a day is not bad for you or your caloric intake.
Benefits of Red Wine
Recently, studies have begun to show that there are health benefits of drinking red wine. The cardiovascular system is especially susceptible to the benefits of red wine. Additionally, some forms of cancer may be decreased or prevented from drinking moderate amounts of red wine. Just remember, don’t drink a bottle of wine at a time. A single glass of red wine will usually have between 90 and 105 calories.
The red grapes, their skins and seeds, used to make red wine are filled with antioxidants. Antioxidants are very beneficial to health as they fight free radicals.
Free radicals break down healthy cells within the body. A diet high in antioxidants, especially through red wine, shows a reduction in heart disease, blood clotting, bad cholesterol, cancer, and stroke. Red wine antioxidants have also been found to increase good cholesterol and digestion as well. The most common antioxidants in red wine are flavonoids, commonly found in Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Petit Syrah.
Calories in Red Wine
Determining red wine calories will often depend on the type of wine and the size of the serving. Regardless of the type of red wine you are drinking, you can safely expect to consume at least 100 calories with each serving. If you have particularly large red wine glasses, you may want to take care not to overfill them, as you will increase the caloric value of the glass.
The caloric value of red wine is influenced by the alcohol content. It is a good idea to remember that the higher the alcohol content, the more calories will be present. If you are really watching your weight and caloric intake, try to stick to only 4 ounce servings.
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