A Little Red Wine Good for the Stomach

Many of us may have heard the Scriptural saying ” Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.”  Research shows that red wine can combat potentially-fatal food poisoning bugs.

E coli, Salmonella and Listeria are all susceptible to the effects of red wine, and Helicobacter pylori, a stomach ulcer-causing bug which is spread through food and drink, is particularly vulnerable.

The study, carried out at the University of Missouri in the US, showed that Cabernet, Zinfandel and Merlot are particularly effective in fighting food-borne bugs.

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2 thoughts on “A Little Red Wine Good for the Stomach

  1. Sounds good, I wasn’t aware of this. I know of red wine’s antioxidant properties, but wasn’t aware of the benefits against food poisoning. It’s interesting to see the grapes that help with this (cab, merlot, zin) because with the antioxidants, the experts say that the pinot noir grape is best.

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