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The Wine Lover's Diet

author image Jill Corleone, RDN, LD
Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and lecturing on diet and health for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Diabetes Self-Management and in the book "Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation," edited by John R. Bach, M.D. Corleone holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition.
The Wine Lover's Diet
Four ounces of wine is equal to one serving. Photo Credit: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images

A search of the Internet might reveal a few attempts at a wine lover's diet, but it hasn't caught on as a trend. While wine may help improve heart health, it's only beneficial to your health if consumed in moderation. If you're a lover of wine, talk to your doctor about how to fit it in your diet for good health.

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Wine and Health

To get benefits from drinking wine, or any alcohol, you need to control the amount you consume. MedlinePlus says men should limit their intake to two alcoholic drinks a day -- one a day for women. A single serving of wine is equal to 4 ounces, so men should drink no more than 8 ounces a day, and women no more than 4 ounces. While wine may be good for your heart, it's also a source of calories, with about 100 calories per 4-ounce serving. If you're watching your weight, you need to include the calories from your glass of wine for balance.

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