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Friday, November 14, 2014

Wine for World Diabetes Day

November 14 is World Diabetes Day. I assume it's a diabetes awareness day rather than a day to drink twelve Mountain Dews and give yourself diabetes. It's a serious disease as the American Diabetes Association says over 9% of the population has it.

Per a study done in the UK and published in the Journal of Nutrition consuming lots of flavonoids found in foods such as chocolate, tea, berries, and wine may help prevent type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids are plant pigments and act as antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants are claimed to help with everything from asthma to hemorrhoids. Since flavonoids come from pigment you want to consume colorful foods (like red wine).

Don't forget the dark chocolate and red wine tonight. I know I won't!