Wine drinkers have higher omega-3 levels

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We have all heard that drinking red wine is “heart-healthy” well a recent study from Europe may help explain why…

 Over 1,600 European adults between the ages of 26 and 65 were evaluated (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Jan 2009).  The researchers found that drinking one or two glasses of wine a day may increase the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in a person’s blood.  Omega-3 fatty acids are heart healthy (lower triglyceride levels, reduce inflammation, and prevent heart rhythm disorders), found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel.  The study found that adults who drank alcohol (especially wine) in moderation were more likely to have higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids.  This finding was found irrespective to the person’s intake of fish.

 Remember to drink in moderation though – one glass of alcohol a day for women and no more than two glasses per day for men.

 For more heart healthy info visit http://www.heart-strong.com

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