Wellness Wednesday with Sheri: Red, Red Wine

People often ask me what diet I embrace. My mom (who, with my help, lost 90 pounds), and I always say that we don’t believe in diet – diet stands for “Did I Eat That?”. But when pressed, I tell them my secret.

I am on the “absolutely delicious” diet. I only eat things that are absolutely delicious! And I enjoy them in moderation. No preservatives. No fake food. Just real, delicious, food. Whole grains. Fish. Apples.

With the holidays coming up, now is a great time to embrace a whole foods diet, not just in terms of what you eat, but also in terms of what you drink. Many of us will be jumping from holiday party to holiday party within the next few weeks, and a few sugary drinks here and there can add up to thousands of empty calories throughout the holiday season.

My advice? Use the season as an opportunity to refine your palate and add some red wine to your diet. In moderation (no more than 1-2 glasses a day), the resveratrol and antioxidants in red wine can reduce your cholesterol, keep you sneeze-free and even help you prevent everything from diabetes to heart disease to wrinkles! Scientists have yet to find a fountain of youth, but red wine is pretty close.

This week I stumbled upon this article in Best Self Magazine about Lydia Mondavi (of the Mondavi family) and her 29 Cosmetics Line and Spa that features products and services made out of – you guessed it – red wine! And we are big red wine fans at The 100 Women Project. We sponsor  Chianti Connections virtual happy hours in which we connect women around the world for support (join here) and even have a wine bar in our virtual spa. Can you see me putting down my glass of pinot noir and jumping out of my desk chair to run to get an Exfoliating Crush Mani/Pedi?

Need help getting back on track? Sheri Oppenheimer is a health coach at Sweetgrass Spa and the Founder of The 100 Women Project, a healthy social network created by women, for women. To schedule a FREE holiday health makeover session with her ($125 value), call (404) 939-2299 or email Sheri at sheri@100womenproject.com.

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