Wine and the common cold- go together?

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If you love red wine, you have probably heard on the regular that red wine can be used to cure just about anything- in moderation, that is. If you’ve ever watched the show How I Met Your Mother and you saw the episode where a pregnant Lily visited Doctor Sonia whose common catchphrase was “Just a little bit”, you’ll remember she told Lily that she could have “just a little bit” of wine.

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I don’t know anything about drinking wine while pregnant considering I’ve never had a baby, but I do know that Doctor Sonia’s logic with “just a little bit” is probably the best piece of advice you could receive. I am a firm believer in the ‘everything in moderation’ saying, as your body develops an immunity to whatever it is you are putting into your system. The same goes for red wine and fighting against the common cold, if you drink it in moderation (say, 2-3 glasses every couple days), your body can develop an immunity to the many different bacteria and viruses that trigger a cold. This may be because wine contains antioxidants called flavonoids which ‘sweep up’ harmful chemicals the body produces and lowers high blood pressure.

So next time you pour that third glass of wine on a Wednesday afternoon and you wonder, should I be drinking this?

The answer is yes, yes you should.

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