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Red wine could increase Omega-3s

A recent study by the Catholic University in campobasso, Italy has found that drinking one or two glasses of wine a day could increase the level of omega-3 fats in your blood.

The study on 1,600 wine drinkers in Italy, England, and Belgium found that the antioxidant compounds found in red wine called polyphenols may play a role in the way the body metabolizes Omega-3 fatty acids. Drinking wine may also boost the levels of HDL or good cholesterol, improve the lining of your blood vessels and reduce your risk of blood clots.

The wine drinkers were found to have the highest levels of Omega-3, compared to beer or spirit drinkers. The “moderate” consumption of alcohol was defined as one drink a day for women and two drinks daily for men.

The research was published in the January 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.