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Red or White Wine ?

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Created March 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Which one is better ? The red or the white Wine?

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:49 AM

Some of us actually enjoy drinking alcohol, and don't get such issues.

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Maybe, but looking at it like this it's having a pretty narrow view on the whole thing. Alcohol may be naturally occurring, yes, yet it still does not grant that it will be healthy for us to have. Maybe its just me but by having just a little bit of it I can feel the bad sides. I'm an endurance runner yet when taking some alcohol (with wine can just be two glasses) my legs feel like crap and I could barely walk. That's a huge difference in well being. Not to mention what you feel the day after if you really overdid it. I guess that should mean something.

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on March 28, 2013
at 05:20 PM

Alcohol is like a low-grade form of a carbohydrate. From what I've read, fermentation was an easy food preservation technique for fruits and grains which would otherwise spoil.

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It's for pleasure-wise. A little Paleo cheating. Maybay White or Red makes no difference at all. Or ?

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on March 28, 2013
at 09:43 AM

Red should be higher in the potent anti-oxidant Resveratrol, which IMHO is the only thing that could make it worth having it (from a nutritional standpoint, pleasure-wise reasons left aside). I doubt that alcohol may be beneficial looking at it as a whole and to be honest If I wanted the resveratrol I'd look into grapes, grape juice or supplemental form instead.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on March 29, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Maybe, but looking at it like this it's having a pretty narrow view on the whole thing. Alcohol may be naturally occurring, yes, yet it still does not grant that it will be healthy for us to have. Maybe its just me but by having just a little bit of it I can feel the bad sides. I'm an endurance runner yet when taking some alcohol (with wine can just be two glasses) my legs feel like crap and I could barely walk. That's a huge difference in well being. Not to mention what you feel the day after if you really overdid it. I guess that should mean something.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on March 29, 2013
at 12:49 AM

Some of us actually enjoy drinking alcohol, and don't get such issues.

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on March 28, 2013
at 05:20 PM

Alcohol is like a low-grade form of a carbohydrate. From what I've read, fermentation was an easy food preservation technique for fruits and grains which would otherwise spoil.

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on March 28, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Reds usually have less sugar in them.

There are a few precautions to take. Dehydration is a serious freaking problem and alcohol just makes it worse. Wine acts as some sort of crazy diuretic on me now- I don't know if it always did, but since I adopted paleo and lost a lot of weight- well, I wonder why folks don't use wine to cut weight for photo-shoots or weigh-ins.

I also think a lot of us lose our ability to drink like we used to while on paleo. Maybe my fat stores helped me process it faster, but a little is a lot now.

Oh, and if you get a real Pinot Noir, you can drink red with chicken and even some fish. Originally you could put your fingers on the other side of the glass and see them through the wine, but nowadays a lot of people to make their red wines inky black and super-intense flavored, regardless of what the tradition was. I also suspect they push up the sugar content- all of this is an attempt to appeal to a populace that has grown up on sodas.

Still, you can find some good stuff if you look around and learn some stuff. There are some lighter Italian and Spanish wines that work well this way too.

More importantly, find what you like and drink that.

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on March 28, 2013
at 03:18 PM

Why, that depends on the food you pair it with :-P

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on March 28, 2013
at 05:04 PM

It's not red versus white, it's dry versus sweet. But only if you believe that sugar is the devil.

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on March 28, 2013
at 04:42 PM

I'm oversimplifying here: But white with chicken, fish and seafood, red with lamb, beef and pork.

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