I’m guessing this information will be cited many times on future weekends… A study from King’s College in London, England, has found that red wine drinkers may be healthier than a majority of the population.


People who drank red wine had an improved gut health compared to non-red wine drinkers. On top of that, people who drink red wine have been found to have lower levels of obesity and ‘bad’ cholesterol.



The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms in an environment and plays an important role in human health. A person’s gut microbiome with a higher number of different bacterial species is considered a marker of good gut health. This is the case with red wine consumers – they contained a greater number of different bacterial species compared to than non-consumers, meaning they had a healthier gut.


Sadly, the same could not be said for other types of booze that were tested (white wine, beer, other spirits).

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