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Diabetes and red wine: a healthy combination

  1. Red wine and diabetes seems at first sight a very unhealthy combination. Wine and alcohol in general have a reputation for being very high in sugar, but this is not the case for red wine. Red wines, more specifically dry red wines, have a very low sugar content, making it a beneficial drink for diabetics. Diabetes is a very common condition today. People suffering from diabetes should always be careful about what they eat and drink, but from now on they can add red wine to their daily menu without any worries.

What is diabetes?

  1. There are two types of diabetes: Diabetes type one and type two. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin compared to type 2 diabetes, where there is production of insulin but the pancreas does not function properly.

Red wine and diabetes

  1. A recent study has shown that red wine contains resveratrol. Testing on mice has shown that this resveratrol reduces cholesterol levels and improves general heart health. It is also said to have a positive effect on the body's insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs when the body does not respond to the insulin it produces, as in type 2 diabetes. This is certainly encouraging for diabetics who want to enjoy a glass of red wine.

Dry red wine

  1. In general we can say that red wine has a low sugar content. Dry red wines are the best choice for diabetics or those concerned about the impact of sugar intake on their health.

Recommended for diabetics

  1. There are many types of wines that are recommended for people who are watching the intake of sugars. Everyone should actually be aware of the amount of sugar they get from drinking a glass of wine. Many wines are packed with sugars. Below are some suggestions for dry red wines with a low sugar content:

Avoid for diabetics

  1. Red dessert wines contain a high sugar content and are therefore best avoided or at least reduced to minimal consumption. You should also ignore sweet wines as they can contain three to 28 percent of the remaining sugars. The following wines are best avoided:

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