The Red Wine Diet

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chapter 1 - You Are What You Eat (and Drink)
The opening chapter considers why it is important to take greater personal responsibility for your long-term health if you want to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and live a longer healthier life.

"Consumers can be their own worst enemies. Studies of the factors that affect food choice have found that in countries with a well-resourced provision of health care, the shopping patterns and eating habits of consumers are influenced less by the need to eat healthily."

chapter 2 - Wine and Health
Read about the history and the evidence for daily wine consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle. Find out about the results from the Lyon Diet Heart Study:

"...wine consumption did indeed provide benefits beyond those that could be attributed to a healthier lifestyle..."

chapter 3 - What Is It About Red Wine?
Get the full insight into my laboratory research on wine. Learn how extensive research led to the identification of procyanidins (a type of flavonoid polyphenol) as the key component of red wine responsible for improving blood vessel function. Discover all you need to know about polyphenols in wine as well as why resveratrol is considered to be "no more than a spectator in the French paradox".

chapter 4 - The Magic of Procyanidins
For those who don't drink red wine, get to know the best foods, fruits, and non-alcoholic beverages to consume as alternative sources of protective polyphenols including procyanidins. Discover the best types of chocolate and their potential to lower blood pressure.

chapter 5 - Do Similar Natural Remedies Work?
Learn about the checkered history of research on the health benefits of flavonoids including procyanidins. Read about their potential as treatments for heart disease, and even as a natural substitute for Viagra.

chapter 6 - Eat, Drink and Be Healthy at 100 Years Old
"A man is only as old as his arteries". Get to know the secrets of becoming a healthy active centenarian. Discover why claims that consumption of extra antioxidants, as a means to slow the ageing process, are totally misleading.

chapter 7 - The Hunt for Procyanidin-rich Wines
Maximize the health benefit from moderate red wine consumption by following my recommendations for the best choice of wine. Find out more about my heart ratings for wine.

chapter 8 - Moderation Is the Message
Understand the risk of over indulgence. Know the habits to adopt to enjoy the beneficial effects of red wine without compromising your health.

chapter 9 - Seven Diet Myths That Put Your Health at Risk
Delve into some popular diets and you will find they do less for your health than you thought. Get the low down on low-fat, Atkins, detox and high fiber diets.

chapter 10 - Secrets for Preserving a Healthy Mind and Body
Learn how to live a longer healthier life and reduce your risk of getting heart disease or cancer, prevent osteoporosis, protect against dementia, and avoid blindness in old age (age-related macular degeneration).

chapter 11 - A Guide to Complete Nutrition
You may have a healthy looking physique and an ideal weight, but your diet may lack important protective nutrients. Find out how much carbohydrate, fat and protein is needed for a balanced diet. Know what foods should be on your shopping list for optimum intake of vitamins and minerals.

A Two-Week Sample Menu Plan

Recipes
A selection of 50 tasty recipes packed with nutrients to enjoy eating and improve your health.

References
If you want more information and find articles of interest.

Glossary
To help you understand those terms, medical and scientific, that you are uncertain about.

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