For a long time many have thought red wine to be healthier than white wine because of its benefits to the heart. The alcohol and the antioxidants in red wine have long been thought of as increasing the levels of good cholesterol and protecting damage to the arteries.
In addition, the antioxidants in red wines—flavonoids and nonflavonoids help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart. Flavonoids—found in red wine can also be found in oranges, grape juice, tea and cocoa. But, even though there are very good health benefits from drinking red or white wine, some doctors don’t encourage drinking wine because of the harmful effects it can have on one’s body.
The health benefits of white wine are good but do not contain the same amount of antioxidants found in red wines. However, it is still good for your heart, digestion and your circulatory system. Just recently, white wine was found to be quite helpful for your lungs. It appears that white wine slows down the aging process of your lungs.
Recently, a study has shown that those who drink red wine have a much lower risk of colon cancer than those who drink white wine. However, during this study researchers made note that those who drank white wine were more likely to smoke. This could have made a difference in this study.
So, to conclude, the studies done so far on white versus red wine leave to speculation as to which is healthier but at this time, research is leaning toward red wine being the better choice.