10 Food Myths Debunked


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Katie Johnson
A glass of red wine everyday is good for you.

Vaughan: "Not for everyone; for some women, even one drink/day increases their risk of breast cancer and in some adults, even one drink per day increases blood pressure."

Johnston: "Red wine is an excellent source of resveratrol, a phytochemical that has shown anticancer and antiaging effects in cell culture and animal models. Research is still underway to determine if these benefits occur in humans as well. Moderate alcohol ingestion is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease in humans - hence, other alcoholic beverages (in moderation) may be considered healthful, not just red wine."

Hall: "The phytonutrients in red grapes have protective characteristics that reduce inflammation and risks of certain heart diseases. People who consume 1-2 glasses of red wine on a regular basis may benefit from these nutrients. However, moderation is key.

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