Thursday, March 6, 2008

You want some fish with that wine?

Anyone who spends any time at all reading news about nutrition and health has undoubtedly come across the ideas that omega 3 fats (think fish oil) and red wine are both quite good for you. Until recently that was about all the connection these two healthy foods had in common.

Recent research suggests that we might be able to take things a step further. A study from the American Heart Journal has shown that people who drink wine might have higher levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, even if they don’t eat many of the foods that contain them. Now that is pretty cool.

Until now, the reason why moderate consumption of red wine is good for you has not been fully understood, but this study may provide some important clues.

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