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As recently reported by Medical News Today, many studies have noted the potential health benefits of the antioxidants in red wine. Now we’re learning if may have digestive health benefits, too. IMAGE: Gio 28, CC BY-SA 3.0

Red wine is good for gut and brain health, too 

By Madeline Farber, Aug 28, 2019

| Fox News – Good news, red wine lovers: An occasional glass of the beloved beverage could be good for your gut health, a study published this week found.

The study, published Wednesday in the journal Gastroenterology and led by researchers with King’s College London, found that red wine drinkers had “increased gut microbiota diversity” — a sign of gut health — compared to those who opted for white wine, beer or spirits instead.

To come to this conclusion, researchers “explored the effect of beer, cider, red wine, white wine, and spirits on the gut microbiome (GM) and subsequent health in a group of 916 UK female twins,” according to a news release on the findings from King’s College London. They also studied other groups in the U.S. and the Netherlands.

During the study, researchers accounted for age, weight, diet and socioeconomic status for all participants, but noted they found the same results across the board.

Microbiome, according to researchers, “is the collection of microorganisms in an environment and plays an important role in human health.” Red Wine Plus 6 Favorite Foods For Heart Health

“An imbalance of ‘good’ microbes compared to ‘bad’ in the gut can lead to adverse health outcomes such as reduced immune system, weight gain or high cholesterolRead more.

Target and Trader Joe’s both sell extremely cheap bottles of wine. But who does it best? 

By Hollis Johnson Jun. 9, 2018

| Business Insider – Target has a house brand wine that’s only $5 a bottle.

It’s a direct competitor of Trader Joe’s legendarily cheap store label.

Both brands’ reds are surprisingly good — but for the selection, Trader Joe’s offers the better deal.

Ruthless millennials have placed the beer industry square in their crosshairs, and retailers are taking notice.

Just in time for June 9th, National Rosé Day, Target has just added a new rosé to its line of cheaply priced wines — every bottle is $5 — which could be a smart move to attract thrifty millennial oenophiles. Trader Joe’s has long been the go-to for cheap, decent wines for those in the know, but Target’s new line could draw some attention.

We grabbed some bottles of Target’s new California Roots line and pitted them against similarly priced options from Trader Joe’s. We were curious to see if Target could unseat the famed “Two Buck Chuck” from its perch atop the cheap wine throne.

Every bottle of Target’s California Roots wine is $5. It’s an extremely, almost suspiciously fair price, though it is higher than Trader Joe’s iconic “Two Buck Chuck” wines, which now go for $2.99 in most locations.

California Roots offers a cabernet, a red blend, a pinot grigio, a moscato, a rosé, and a chardonnay. We managed to find everything but the last. [Keep in mind that resveratrol-rich red wine is considered the healthier choice. – Editor]

At Trader Joe’s, the Charles Shaw label offers cabernet and pinot grigio, as well as several other varietals.

To compare to Target’s red blend, moscato, and rosé, we found wines at Trader Joe’s that match their price point: a Terrain Vineyards California red blend for $3.99, a Blue Fin California moscato for $4.49, and an Emma Reichart pinot noir rosé for $4.99. Read more. 

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