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AFib or Not…Wine May Be Back on the Menu

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Confused about the impacts of wine on your health? Rightfully so. There is a variety of conflicting information circulating and we’d like to add to it…

Just kidding. I’d actually like to pose some clarifying points.

We can all agree consuming massive quantities of alcohol has a detrimental effect on our health. Hangovers are the body’s way of telling us we overloaded on toxins and our liver is trying to process them out of the body while maintaining it’s 500 plus daily functions. It’s a big job.

Perhaps the health benefits of drinking alcohol can outweigh the negatives when consumed in moderation AND when drinking the healthiest option.

Red Wine and AFIB

New light is being shed on the benefits of wine and Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB). Resveratrol, a component of red wine, is already known for its cardioprotective antioxidant and vascular effects, but studies indicate it may directly impact cardiac function and rhythm by influencing signal pathways that control cardiac excitability. This antioxidant powerhouse may act as an inhibitor to pathological AFib signaling sequences by preventing calcium overloads and safeguarding cardiomyocyte contractile function. 

Quality Matters

Wine has been consumed for thousands of years, however its modern day processing now includes chemicals for mass production. Things like preservatives, colorants, sugar, GMO yeasts, and other additives are likely to be the culprits of negative reactions rather than just the alcohol.

Quality DOES matter.  What’s our definition of “quality?”

  • Organic grapes
  • Low alcohol content
  • Lower in sugar
  • No added sulfites
  • No preservatives
  • No colorants
  • No pesticide residue
  • Non-GMO

Because alcohol is not regulated by the FDA, researching the ingredients in wine can be daunting. Luckily, there is a company which will do all the work for you AND deliver it right to your door.

Dry Farm Wines has established itself as being one of the leaders in sourcing wines grown biodynamically (which goes beyond the “organic” label standards). Their wines are lab tested, Paleo/Keto friendly, lower in sugar, alcohol, sulfites, and are vegan friendly.

A Word of Caution

The cause of atrial fibrillation is multifactorial, and everyone is different. Diet, lifestyle, toxins, and stress will all impact how your body processes alcohol. I am only recommending 1 to 2 glasses of wine per week and I am specifically recommending Dry Farm Wines for its stringent standards and supreme quality. The fact is consuming alcohol in excess can wreak havoc on your health, however when consumed in moderation, the benefits may outweigh the harm. If you love wine, test out Dry Farm Wines, if it has a negative effect, don’t drink it, plain and simple. Get an extra bottle for a penny on your first order!

If you are interested in more detailed information about wine, check out our blog post Protect Your Heart: Wine Isn’t Just an Indulgence.

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