If you’re wondering which one is better, red or white wine then look no further. You are in good company with either choice. Although red and white wine are made differently studies show that the natural antioxidant power of grapes in both varieties are equally beneficial. Both men and women can enjoy a glass or two everyday and reap the benefits. Its important however not to drink to much as this could defeat the positive attributes that wine has to offer. People with certain ailments may want to avoid wine altogether.
The process for making red wine is slightly different than that of making white wine. The grape pulp and skin are allowed to ferment together in red wine. This is not the case in white wine. The grape skin contains an antioxidant called resveratrol which has been proven to thin the blood, heighten good cholesterol and prevent plaque build up in the arteries, making it easier for the heart to function better. Red wines however have been known to cause more headaches than whites.
A study done in New York shows that the special make-up of antioxidants in white wines support healthy lung function. The lungs are especially vulnerable to free radical and cell damage. White wines have smaller antioxidant molecules than those in red wine and so are more able to penetrate into the lungs and protect against free radical damage. White wines however contain more sulfates than reds. Certain people may be allergic to sulfides. Both are good choices in moderation.