Fill your glass! Having red wine with dinner is definitely a good idea for your heart.
It depends. Just like the news on coffee and carbs, the research about wine’s impact on your health seems to keep changing. Here’s what we know: Enjoying a glass of red wine might be good for your cardiovascular health thanks to the antioxidants it contains. One way they might help is by protecting the lining of your heart’s blood vessels. However, drinking too much red wine (more than a 5-ounce glass a day for women) could raise your blood pressure, subsequently increasing your risk for heart disease, Politi says. One more caveat: While a recent study confirms that moderate drinking might be good for your heart, it doesn’t recommend that nondrinkers start drinking to lower their risk of heart disease. If you’re not already raising a glass, there’s no need to start now.