Grapes are healthy for the heart, NOT wine

Be careful not to get trapped into that deceitful net that claims "a glass of wine a day is good for the heart." Western medical experts have themselves acknowledged that alcohol can never be "good" for health in any way at all.

Those who think "a glass of wine is good for the heart" forget the important fact that if they want the benefits of a glass of wine, all they need to do instead is go to the grocery store, buy a bunch of fresh grapes and eat it. This is not from me, it's from the doctors. According to professional study, a small bunch of fresh grapes has the same nutrients and more, minus the alcohol contained in wine and its intoxicating affect. It has also been confirmed that whatever heart benefit wine drinkers boast of, comes from the grapes used in making wine, NOT from the alcoholic contents of wine.

Dr. Sears website states "Red wine has recently been touted as a health food because of studies showing a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease in cultures that drink a lot of red wine. Red wine may help to lower cholesterol. Yet, the health properties are not in the alcohol , but in the grapes. Grape skins contain resveratrol, a substance that can lower cholesterol and prevent fats in the bloodstream from sticking together and clogging arteries. Eating grapes, drinking grape juice that is made with skins, or eating raisins is just as heart-healthy as drinking wine, without the health hazards of alcohol."

Alcohol is plainly deadly for the health. It harms the entire body. Looking specifically on its effect on the heart,

- it weakens the heart muscle and ability to pump blood

- causes abnormal heart signals, irregular heart beat and heart enlargement

- increases blood pressure, risk of heart attack and stroke

- inhibits production of both red and white blood cells

Wine is stated to have an alcohol content of 14% which is high. And various makes of wine contain even more. Wine labeled as 'port' has an alcohol content of 20%. A glass of wine is fully into the human blood stream within an hour.

Needless to mention, there are tons of natural foods excellent for the heart. Blueberries, almonds, walnuts, tuna, oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, beans, all citrus fruits, green, orange and red veggies, skinless chicken, lean ground mince .. you name it. The list can go on and on. And yet, is it necessary to keep hankering after something as negative as wine "for the benefit of heart health"?? What a lame excuse. It only displays the depth of human weakness and obstinacy in quitting hurtful habits .. hurtful for the heart, for the health and for family relations.

"They question thee about strong drink and games of chance. Say: In both is great sin, and (some) utility for men; but the sin of them is greater than their usefulness." 2:219 (Al-Baqrah)

Whatever medical science is asserting at present concerning alcohol, the Glorious Quran expressed the same centuries ago.