Forget fish – wine is just as good!

A glass of wine increases heart-healthy omega-3 acids

A glass or two of wine per day can boost the benefits to your heart, new research has found.

A study has found that people who drink a glass of plonk per day have higher amounts of heart-healthy omega-3 in their blood, despite how much fish they ate.

Omega-3 acids are found in oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel, but now it seems wine is just as good for the heart.

The results of the experiment, conducted by Dr Romina di Giuseppe of Catholic University in Italy, help to explain why red wine has previously been linked to preventing heart disease.

It was also thought that small amounts of wine alter the body’s metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids. And ‘that is exactly what we found,’ said di Guiseppe.

‘People drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, one drink a day for women and two for men, had higher concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in plasma and red blood cells independently of their fish intake,’ he explained.

So, you can enjoy that mug of mulled wine a little bit more this Christmas!

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