Famous New York Wine Educator Says the New 'Wine Diet' Adds Holiday Cheer and Years to Your Life

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A bottle of red wine and a new book on wine might be what the doctor orders for you this Holiday season. More and more studies are showing that you should not stop having wine at dinner when dieting, because there are too many significant long-term health benefits and they outweigh the mere calorie intake. In fact, wine might even be considered the new health drink.

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While many are nervous over expanding waistlines from Holiday goodies, wine lovers are sitting back and relaxing with their favorite glass of red wine.

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Stop Your Worrying -- Enjoying a glass of red wine might be the perfect way to better health during the temptations of holiday dining.

"Red wine is good and it's good for you, in fact, it might even be considered the new health drink," says New York City resident Christine Ansbacher, a Certified Wine Educator known as The Wine Diva and author of Secrets from The Wine Diva: Tips on Buying, Ordering & Enjoying Wine.

Ansbacher says, "While many are nervous over expanding waistlines from Holiday goodies, wine lovers are sitting back and relaxing with their favorite glass of red wine."

There's mounting evidence that shedding a few pounds and drinking red wine go together. Roger Corder's celebrated new book "The Wine Diet" extols the virtue of red wines and dark chocolate. Really, who would want to cheat on that diet?

Ansbacher also says, "If you're contemplating giving up wine for your diet...Don't! There are far too many studies now showing the significant long-term health benefits from a daily glass or two of red wine to worry about the extra calories."

Top U.S. killers are heart disease and cancer, but it doesn't have to be that way. One study shows men can lower their risk of heart disease by 50% by drinking two glasses of red wine per day. And women who drink one glass per day reduce their risk by 30%.

What makes red wine so healthy? Red grape skins, seeds and stems all contain high concentrations of compounds called polyphenols - more commonly known as antioxidants. These same antioxidants also help prevent certain types of cancer such as prostate, colon, and skin cancer.

Do you think high blood pressure is at epidemic levels? Perhaps it's because not enough Americans have wine savvy. Wine lovers now realize a glass of wine also helps your body excrete excess sodium, which lowers your blood pressure.

And now you can stop worrying about growing old. Red wine also has resveratrol, which was most recently linked by two studies in mice, to living longer and to showing signs of reducing the leading factors that cause Alzheimer's disease. It might be too soon to predict if the results in mice will be duplicated in humans, but it's a promising step.

Before you say, 'Lets drink to a better future,' remember that true wine educators like Ansbacher and Corder are against heavy drinking. Rather they say people should be more selective about the alcohol they drink.

Ansbacher purposefully shares her instant wine savvy so that people don't have to be intimidated when ordering wine at restaurants. Two of her favorite delights are removing the mystery from pronouncing and remember foreign wine names and showing wine lovers how to taste their way to an affordable wine cellar.

Wouldn't a bottle of red wine and a couple of great books about wine be the perfect Holiday gift this season?

For a limited time, Ansbacher is offering special "Instant Wine Savvy" audios as Holiday Gifts with the purchase of her book Secrets from The Wine Diva and you can claim yours at http://InstantWineSavvy.com

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