Red Wine Anyone?

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  1. Ina I. Wonder

    Ina I. Wonder Very Well-Known Member
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    My newest doctor has said that I would benefit from a glass or two of red wine before bedtime. After he asked me if I drank alcohol, and I replied no, he told me not to buy the cheap stuff. But as it was my first time seeing him, I forgot to ask him why. So good people, but do ya’ll think of this. What are the benefits? o_O
     
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  2. Shirley Martin

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    Wine has antioxidants to help prevent cancer. It helps reduce cholesterol.
     
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    Ok, your second reason might be the reason he suggested it, but I’ve already had cancer twice, so it’s to late for that one. :oops:
     
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  4. Shirley Martin

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    Maybe that's why he told you to drink the wine; to help prevent you having it again.
     
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    Red wine has resveratrol which is a very good antioxidant. antioxidant is a lot more than a anticancer it destroys free radicals. An easy way to understand free radicals is what destroys metal is rust oxidation. A single oxygen can be very dangerous
    In general, harmful effects of reactive oxygen species on the cell are most often:
    1. damage of DNA or RNA
    2. oxidations of polyunsaturated fatty acids in lipids (lipid peroxidation)
    3. oxidations of amino acids in proteins
    4. oxidative deactivation of specific enzymes by oxidation of co-factors
    Red wine is about the only alcoholic thing I drink
     
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    If alcohol is a no-no, keep in mind that almost all veggies and fruits having deep color, especially red and blue or purple, contain antioxidants thought to be very health-beneficial. Blueberries, dark grapes, pomegranates, raspberries, even beets, which incidentally are not particularly nutritious from a typical veggie standpoint: they contain little fiber.

    Red cabbage, shredded and cooked up with a bit of brown sugar and vinegar: Wonderful! My 'ex added bacon bits.
    Frank
     
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    Hello @Martin Alonzo , Thank you trying to explain these things to me. I understood some of your explanation, but most of it is way over my head. What are free radicals, single oxygens, reactive oxygens, and RNA’s?

    @Frank Sanoica , I’ve always been a heavy vegetable consumer. Your information on beets is disappointing, because I love them, even the canned ones. I generally don’t like any canned foods.

    I’ve never had cabbage cooked rhat way, but i’m willing to try just about anything once. I like to fix stuff cabbage, and I use a meat and rice mixture for the stuffing. I like to cook cabbage with squash, onions, butter, and about 1/3 of a pound of crumbled crispy bacon. I can eat that for dinner all by itself.

    Now I’ve tried pomegranates a few times, but I’ve never figured out how to get around the seeds. I don’t like the taste of the seeds. So how does one deseed pomegranates?
     
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    Beets are actually supposed to be a very nutritious food, and they contain lots of vitamins and minerals, as well as the antioxidant properties. According to some articles, they were used as an aphrodisiac in Ancient Rome, because they have properties similar to Viagra has to open blood vessels. Just one cup of beets has about 4 grams of fiber; which is more than most bread has per slice, so I do not think that they are low in fiber, either.
    I have added raw beets to my green smoothies, and it adds a really distinctive flavor, and turns the color of the smoothies a bright, beautiful pink, and you think that it has cherries or strawberries in it, it is so pretty. The flavor , of course, is not like a strawberry; but it does add kind of an earthy flavor to the smoothie.
    Here is an article that shows some of the health benefits of beets.

    https://dailyhealthpost.com/health-benefits-beets/
     
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    @Ina I. Wonder
    "I’ve always been a heavy vegetable consumer. Your information on beets is disappointing, because I love them, even the canned ones. I generally don’t like any canned foods. Not to intend down-playing beets, I love them myself. I was disappointed to learn they are not high in fiber, thought most all veggies were.

    I’ve never had cabbage cooked rhat way, but i’m willing to try just about anything once. I like to fix stuff cabbage, and I use a meat and rice mixture for the stuffing. I like to cook cabbage with squash, onions, butter, and about 1/3 of a pound of crumbled crispy bacon. I can eat that for dinner all by itself.
    Stuffed cabbage is great! My favorite, though, is stuffed bell peppers.

    Now I’ve tried pomegranates a few times, but I’ve never figured out how to get around the seeds. I don’t like the taste of the seeds. So how does one deseed pomegranates?"
    They are at the top of the list for antioxidant content, and unfortunately are difficult to consume fresh, and are expensive. The seeds do contain valuable flavonoids, and can be thrown into a blender along with the wonderfully sweet red pulp, and churned with a bit of milk or water, and eaten that way. Most convenient is pomegranate juice, not "drink", having no added sugar or preservatives, POM is one brand, as is Langer's. Such juice is deliciously sweet and tart naturally. Cranberries, also very healthful, are unfortunately very bitter-tasting as straight juice. Some are sold artificially sweetened, Stevia is natural, as well as erythritol, mannitol, and the like, those being called "sugar-alcohols". They impart virtually no caloric value, and seem to be pretty safe. Sucralose is now used extensively, it's safety I'm not so sure of.
    Frank
     
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    @Ina I. Wonder ...just drink tha dang wine ! About 2 to 4 ounces with dinner or before bedtime....sleep like a baby.:p:D
     
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    I admire your fortitude in drinking that smoothie crap...I just gag thinking think ing about that...but you may very well out live me ..so cheers:D
     
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    I really like beet pickles but a beet smoothie?~~~~~ I don't think so. :eek:
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell
    Jiminy, I know you don't care much for me or my misadventures, but now ya got me wonderin' with that last remark: "Outlive me"? Hardly anyone here is older than me, 'ceptin Lon, so ya got me wonderin' if I'm bound to go next.......I know you were referring to another, but it hit home.........
    Frank
     
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    Frank what the devil are you talking about? I know you don't care much for me or my misadventures???? Hello... have i missed something here?
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell
    Forgive me. I mistakenly thought you were referring to some "smoothie crap" that I had written about.
    Frank
     
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    Nope was Yvonne's smoothies... .. :D
     
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  18. Bill Boggs

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    So how old are you, friend Frank? I might just be older than you or Lon?
     
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    I drinks a little wine with me dinner once in a while and yes, I prefer the red.
     
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    @Bill Boggs
    Seventy-five, and that's the truth!
    Frank
     
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    I have no reason to doubt you. The 26th of October I will be 84 years and six months old. I'm sure it shows now and then.
     
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    @Shirley Martin and @Gloria Mitchell, I know it’s been a bit since I posted on this subject, but I needed to try some of the ‘dang’ stuff first. I had to rely on my grandson Bobert to help me get started. He doesn’t drink as most young people do, but it seems he does enjoy it bit of red wine.

    I knew that I wouldn’t enjoy the syrupy ones that seem to be popular with him and most of the younger generation. But, now I also know that i can’t drink the bitter ones. The one 4 oz glass I tried of that kind gave me indigestion for two days.

    I’m not sure where I got the idea that @Chrissy Cross and @Bill Boggs might be well informed on this subject, but if I’m right, I would greatly appreciate any information they might be able to impart.

    Here are the three I’ve tried so far.

    The first one was a bit on the sweet side and it was ok as far as I tell.
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    The second one was very bad for me. It gave me indigestion for two days. So it is a definite no no for me. B5444F46-ED17-4FBD-9F9D-82794B3918E2.jpeg

    This is the one I’m currently trying, and it is not as sweet as the first one, but I think it is my favorite so far. With these three to give a baseline, do any of you have any suggestions.
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  23. Bill Boggs

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    I always preferred a Pinot noir. In a good year it couldn't be beat, most any brand. I always bought the cheapest I could find. In a bad year better than a lot of other reds. I almost got lock jaw once trying to find a pretty good Italian wine. When I was in Italy I drank wine every day and never had anything but a superior wine. All the reds I drank there were labeled 'table wine'. They jokingly said they export all their bad wine. Most Spanish wines I've bought or drank have been good. When you find a wine make a note of what is is and whose. Unless you've spent a lot of time studying wines, buy and try is a hit and miss, particularly if you're foe an affordable wine. A good wine this year may not be so next year. A bad wine last year may be good this year. Reccomendations from friends can help, but finding a good affordable red is still a hit and miss.
     
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    @Bill Boggs, it looks like I’m going to find drinking a good red wine is going to be a hit or miss mess for me. The last bottle I presented seems to be a good one for me. It is neither sweet nor bitter. I was really surprised that it has a bit of a fizzy head to it.

    Maybe @Terry Page has acquired some knowledge of wines through all his traveling. As a person that has travel the world he must have learned much on the subject.

    If I’m going to have to make wine a part of my daily evening routine, I might as well gain as much information as I can.
     
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    I'm no expert on wine at all @Ina I. Wonder ...I don't drink. When I did I preferred white wine.

    My son in law is an expert though ....they have three wine fridges but those bottles aren't cheap.
     
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