The Bad News About Waiting for Your Friday Night Drink — Daily Quote

10 am on Friday…all you can think about is wine. Anonymous

Some weeks drive me to drink. I admit it is a short trip, and no one really needs to twist my arm. Besides, I always opt for healthiest options. It’s true, and I even have the blessings from the Mayo Clinic website.

Among other things, they say red wine is full of antioxidants that may prevent coronary artery disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or the “good” cholesterol while lowering the bad (LDL) cholesterol and helping prevent blood clots. The trick is selecting wine made from dark grapes. This is not a problem for me, as my tastebuds prefer a full-bodied Chianti Classico, a rich and oaky Merlot, the earthy flavors of a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, or Brunello di Montalcino. What can I say—Adoro i vini Toscani.

The health benefits don’t stop there. Thanks to the antioxidants like resveratrol, epicatechin, catechin, and proanthocyanidins, red wine may help regulate blood sugar, reduce the risk of cancer, fight the common cold, keep your memory sharp, and keep you slim. Wait, hold the presses. Keep you slim? According to researchers, piceatannol, a chemical converted from resveratrol, reduces the fat cells in the body by blocking the receptors that form the pathways required for immature fat cells to grow.

Red wine can also reduce the risk of depression and aid digestion. Moderate wine consumption is defined as a daily intake of 1 glass (150 ml) for women and 2 glasses (300 ml) for men. Ok, sorry, but I’m still stuck on the part where I drink red wine daily and grow fewer fat cells. Where is my wine glass?

How do you celebrate Fridays?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “The Bad News About Waiting for Your Friday Night Drink — Daily Quote

  1. I smiled at this… I had heard about red wine being good for your heart, but for fat cells? That’s the beauty of research, we can twist a story, based on research to how we would want the story to go. Years ago, we were told we can’t eat eggs, now they are good for us. Ah, LIFE.

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    • Yes, that one “fact” stopped me in my tracks. I’m not 100% sure I belive it, but a glass of red wine can’t hurt anything. Maybe I will start my own scientific study with a N=1 to see if it is true 😄🍷

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      • With our world in turmoil, we NEED to smile, have a glass of wine and WHY NOT feel like we are saving our heart and burning calories at the same time! I can see you REALLY ENJOYING your Friday pizzas now!! Viva Italia.

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