Heart health secrets from the vine

February 3, 2015 10:00 AM

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It's no revelation that wine, beyond being a pleasure of the mind and palate, can be good for the body too. The ancient Greeks and Romans knew it; wine was often administered as a medical elixir for a myriad of illnesses and ailments, beyond being imbibed in social settings.

Did you know that drier red wines like cabernet sauvignon offer high levels of antioxidants like resveratrol, which helps fight fat buildup in organs, and the compound quercetin, a blood pressure-lowering flavonoid? Studies showed drinking a little red wine every day lowered blood pressure in patien...

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