OK, now that I have your attention and your anxiety has been elevated to that of attention-getting, what’s all the talk about limiting wine consumption? Turns out according to a report from the American Heart Association that there’s been a tendency to overdrink red wine! I know, it’s shocking!
Seems that all the good news about how red wine can help drive good heart-healthy numbers had respondents saying they consumed many more than the recommended two drinks a day limit. After all, if one glass works, why not enjoy yourself and indulge seems to be the thread. Overdrinking or over indulging leads to other issues and seems to negate the wine benefit! Of the 1,000 adults polled, only 30% knew there were limits to consumption. Really! How odd, limits!
The limits get narrowed into discernible amounts: Two (4-ounce) drinks for men on a daily basis and one for women. Drinking in greater quantities may diminish the heart-healthy benefits and increase blood pressure. Did I mention obesity?
Wine studies can be rather comical as a recent one acknowledged wine drinkers with multiple, as in 4-5 drinks daily, had fewer tremors as they aged. Call me cynical but regular daily consumption in that quantity may make one wonder if they were able to recognize a tremor as their consumption level was so significant!
I like a study that favors wine consumption as much as the next vinophile, but excess is excess. You’ll know by morning!
Common sense should play a role in any of our food or beverage decisions. It is hard to believe we need a study to confirm that there are negative risks to overindulgence!