Dr. Oz: Wine Benefits
Dr. Oz talked about the many benefits of wine. He talked to wine coach Laurie Foster, who said red wine has a lot of benefits for the heart. But it’s important to research your wine to find out other health benefits it might have.
Ginger in the audience had a few glasses of wine with her dinner the night before. She loves Pinot Grigio.
Dr. Oz: Best Wine for Allergies
Laurie Foster said that red wines have a lot of histamines, which means they’re bad for allergies. Instead, try a white wine like Sauvignon Blanc, which is crisp and clean, but low in histamine. Many wines also have sulfates, which are naturally there and sometimes also added to help preserve the wine. Sulfates can also cause allergies. So if you have an issue with sulfates, go for organic wine.
Dr. Oz: Best Wine for Controlling Weight
If you’re a wine drinker and you want to lose or maintain weight, the best thing to do is to find a lower calorie wine. Look for low alcohol content, because that will give you lower calories. Beaujolais is one option, which is only 12 percent alcohol. For weight concerns, stay away from sweet wine.
Laurie Foster recommended we also stick to smaller classes, so a four-ounce pour looks like more. Also, make sure to eat food with the wine because it will make you enjoy the wine more and slow down your wine drinking.
Dr. Oz: Best Wine for Headaches
Rene in the audience gets a headache from wine. Laurie Foster recommended Pinot Gris, which is a white wine. It uses the same grape as Pinot Grigio, we just use a different name for it in America. White wines will be better for headaches because there’s less tannins.
Dr. Oz: What Temperature Should Wine Be?
Laurie said white wines are often served too cold. The perfect temperature for white wine is 45 to 50 degrees F. The temperature in the fridge is 39. So take the white wine out of the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes before you serve it.
Red wines you should serve at 65 to 68 degrees, but Laurie said that’s only room temperature “in a medieval castle.” So before serving, pop the red wine in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes so it cools down.
What do you think of this segment? Will you be trying out these techniques for your health issues?