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A Glass of Wine with Dinner: A Good Choice?

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A Glass of Wine with Dinner: A Good Choice?

One of the things that sets Oakland Diner apart from the competition is our wine and beer license. This means that we can serve a delicious glass of wine with your dinner—but should you indulge?

The research overwhelmingly says yes! Wine, especially red wine, shows significant health benefits when consumed in moderation. For example, red wine has been shown to lower blood sugar in those with Type 2 diabetes, improve sleep and ever reduce the risk of experiencing depression if you are over 55. Red wine can help to reduce body fat by slowing the growth of existing fat cells and stopping new ones from forming. It improves your immune system and can reduce your chance of catching a cold by 40%! Even more amazingly, red wine in particular can protect against certain types of cancers, such as prostate and colon cancer, as well as heart attack or strokes.

Despite these many benefits, the key to unlocking them is always moderation. One or two glasses of wine with dinner is typically the ideal amount—go over this and you may start to experience the very opposite, as your risks of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes can skyrocket! In addition, consuming too much alcohol can put you at risk for alcoholism, DUIs, or worse. Stick to a moderate amount next time you visit your favorite bar or restaurant in New Jersey for the maximum in health benefits without the risks!


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