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A Small Indulgence Satisfies the Soul

Think about it, a fantastic morsel of chocolate is much more satisfying than a brick of mediocre chocolate. A few thin slices of the best cured ham blow a pound of bologna out of the water when it comes to feeding your soul. We eat primarily to survive, though considering we are talking about going on a diet, it seems obvious we’ve gone past that point.

Another reason we eat is to satisfy our emotions. We don’t want to survive on oatmeal, we want to live on lox! Adding a glass of delicious, thought provoking wine to one’s diet is a way to add more than calories to a meal. It can make a meal special and add something deeper than mere sustenance to our diets, while making us feel good about what we’re eating. And no, that isn’t just the alcohol talking.

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  • Snooth User: tabednar
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    Follow up: Wine and Breast Cancer Risk

    Two articles of interest on this subject:

    1. The first was published this past December:
    "Red Versus White Wine as a Nutritional Aromatase Inhibitor in Premenopausal Women"

    Conclusion: Red wine is associated with significantly higher free T and lower SHBG levels, as well as a significant higher LH level vs. white wine in healthy premenopausal women. These data suggest that red wine is a nutritional AI and may explain the observation that red wine does not appear to increase breast cancer risk.

    2. The second article published just this month:

    "Moderate red wine drinking may help cut women's breast cancer risk, study shows"

    The study, published online in the Journal of Women's Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. Doctors long have determined that alcohol increases the body's estrogen levels, fostering the growth of cancer cells.

    But the Cedars-Sinai study found that chemicals in the skins and seeds of red grapes slightly lowered estrogen levels while elevating testosterone among premenopausal women who drank eight ounces of red wine nightly for about a month.

    I just thought this was of interest. Great article Greg! Happy New Years!

    Jan 06, 2012 at 10:46 AM


  • Snooth User: Kirsy
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    Love this article! I completely agree with all the arguments! Adding wine to my meal makes me more conscious of what I am eating, and usually means I tend to choose foods that are more delicious and of a higher quality.

    @TaBednar Do you have links to these articles? I would love to read them! Thanks!

    Jan 06, 2012 at 11:28 AM


  • Now here's a New Year's resolution I can keep!

    Jan 06, 2012 at 2:21 PM


  • Snooth User: tabednar
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    PDF for the 1st Article: http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pd...

    Link for the Second (No PDF - Came out today): http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-...

    Jan 06, 2012 at 4:19 PM


  • Snooth User: achrysafis
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    I agree that wine is part of a healthy diet. It has been part of the mediterranean diet for 3000 years now. Check http://www.mediterraneandietforall.com

    Jan 06, 2012 at 5:54 PM


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  • Snooth User: EmmaJansen
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    amazing

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  • wonderful

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    interesting

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