Monday, July 19, 2010
Good news in the new Martha Stewart magazine! This is the August issue, with the front cover that says "Summer, Simplified."
On page 152 you will find "10 feel-good things." And one of them is "Reach for Red." I quote:
"Drinking one and a half to three glasses of red wine every day not only keeps a woman's heart healthy, it also may prevent excess weight gain throughout adulthood, according to a 13-year study of 20,000 women at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston."
Isn't that study the greatest?
Three glasses of wine!
You are allowed up to three!
I have never seen a total that high. Usually everyone tells you one glass a day for women and two glasses for men. Men have all the fun! That would always bother me. Then they would tell you they mean four-ounce glasses. And as the coup de grace they would tack on that disclaimer saying, "If you do not drink we do not suggest you start." Blah, blah, blah.
So this is wonderful. I also love how the minimum is one and a half glasses. If you stop at one you are not getting all the benefits.
Tonight I will raise a glass to Martha's health. Perhaps I will raise three glasses! And when my book on Leonard Pennario comes out she just might get a mention in the acknowledgments.
For cheering up the Author!