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How to Add Wine to a Healthy Diet

Tannins Can Be Filling

Tannins are one of the fundamental components of wine, and red wines in particular. They add structure to the wine giving wine that mouth puckering, drying quality. That puckering quality is the astringent action of the tannins on the lining of your mouth. It literally draws the skin tightly together.

Now imagine what happens in your stomach when you enjoy a glass of wine before dinner. Those same tannins work their magic on the lining of the stomach, drawing it a little tighter and perhaps making you fell more full before you’ve eaten your first bite.

More often than not, tannins are found in red wines, such as pinot noir, syrah or merlot, which also have the added benefit of antioxidants.

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