Hooray! Wine CAN be good for you...so are you drinking the right stuff?

One of the more cheering health messages that's emerged over the past ten years is that drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health.

Research has found that red wine in particular can lower the risk of heart disease, provide protection against stroke, prevent pancreatic cancer and even stave off potentially-fatal food poisoning bugs such as e.coli, salmonella and listeria. Yet most of us believe that the health benefits extend to all wine - including white and rosÈ - while others simply assume if it's red, then it must be good.

Unfortunately, this isn't the case, says Professor Roger Corder who conducts research into heart disease at Barts and The London School Of Medicine And Dentistry and is the author of The Wine Diet.

In fact, he says, drink the wrong kind of wine and you could simply be dangerously increasing your alcohol intake - with implications not only for your weight but long term for your liver, and no health benefits.

So which wines are the healthiest? Here, with Prof Corder's help, we identify the ones that are good for you - and how much you should be drinking.

Source - Daily Mail

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