Why You Should Order Pinot With Your Steak

In two of my recent ETR articles, you learned about the health benefits of enjoying organic grass-fed beef and the best methods for preparing it. Now I’ve got more advice on getting the most from your meat.

Enjoy it with a glass of red wine!

Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that polyphenols in red wine substantially reduced the formation of two cell-damaging byproducts of fat digestion – malondialdehyde and hydroperoxide.

The researchers say the stomach acts as a “bioreactor,” enhancing the beneficial effects of cell-protecting polyphenols. And not only do polyphenols help prevent the formation of harmful compounds, they also prevent their absorption from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream.

So go ahead and enjoy a nice herb-rubbed grass-fed London broil (try the beef from U.S. Wellness Meats) with a glass of your favorite Pinot Noir – the varietal that boasts the most polyphenols.

[Ed. Note: Enjoying steak and wine – not a terrible way to improve your health! It truly is possible to have the healthy life you’ve always wanted just by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

And for delicious, healthy recipes that taste nothing like “health food,” check out nutrition expert Kelley Herring’s website, HealingGourmet.com.]

Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring is the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet – a multimedia company that educates on how foods promote health and protect against disease. As a young adult, Kelley battled a debilitating health condition that went misdiagnosed by multiple doctors for more than a year. Finding no help from “modern medicine”, she turned to her own knowledge of biochemistry and her passion for health research. She soon learned that her symptoms were related to nutrition and within weeks, she charted a course back to health with nothing more than simple lifestyle changes and the power of the plate. The lessons she learned spawned the creation of Healing Gourmet. Kelley is a firm believer in vigorous exercise, moderate sun exposure and delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals. She is also the creator of Healing Gourmet’s Personalized Nutrition Software and Editor-in-Chief of the Healing Gourmet book series published by McGraw-Hill including Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility.