I just read an article about the sad fact that Mavericks player Amar’e Stoudemire is no longer taking wine baths. According to the NY Daily News, his 40-minutes baths — a mixture of red wine and water — were “a rejuvenation … [allowing him to] create more circulation in [his] red blood cells.” A red wine bath? I was intrigued. So I did some serious googling to learn more. [Read more…]
Today’s topic is Asian Flush, the experience many Asians (and a handful of non-Asians) get when drinking wine or other alcoholic beverages. Asian Flush is that very uncomfortable feeling of extreme heat and redness that is something other than a hot flash ☺
I can remember being at a party in my early 20s and having my Asian friend Ken lodge himself into the freezer to cool off. We all got a kick out of seeing him do this, and we talk about the experience even to this day.
But why did Ken need to get into the freezer? That is the big question. [Read more…]
It seems like just about every other week, I hear news about another health benefit of wine. Today I read what I consider to be one of the best possible health benefits of wine consumption. In “Drink wine, don’t get sunburned,” Melissa Dahl says that “a compound found in grapes or grape derivatives may protect skin cells from skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation…” [Read more…]
Wine lovers love to hear about the many health benefits of wine:
- It raises good cholesterol
- It reduces bad cholesterol
- It reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks
- It reduces the occurrence of kidney stones in women
- It is enjoyable!
Can people who don’t love wine get the same benefits from drinking grape juice or eating grapes?
It turns out that they can get some of the benefits. [Read more…]