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.]