(HealthDay News) -- Red wine has been shown to help improve cardiovascular health, most likely because it is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids.
You should limit yourself to a 4-ounce glass of wine daily, Yale-New Haven Hospital advises. But check with your doctor, especially if you presently don't drink alcohol.
Here's more information:
- Drinking for health should be done only in moderation -- binge drinking or drinking large amounts of alcohol is dangerous.
- If you have health problems such as liver disease, very high blood pressure or depression, you should not drink alcohol.
- Wines thought to contain the highest concentrations of flavonoids are Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir.