available antioxidants, and contains the most beneficial polyphenol (resveratrol) for affecting the human body. Red vs. White Wine: While red wine contains resveratrol, white wine contains tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol. These two antioxidants, compared to resveratrol, only provide minor artery blockage, they aren’t as strong as resveratrol, and they aren’t as rich in antioxidants. While resveratrol is more commonly found in foods like berries, grapes, and legumes, tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol are commonly found in oils, more specifically olive oil. The fermentation process for red wine includes using the grape skins. The grape skin contains the most antioxidants and vitamins which are why red wines are higher in those levels than white wines are. Because the skin isn’t used in the fermentation process for white wine, it decreases its overall medical benefit. White wine is also not an adequate source of resveratrol. Facts show that white wines also contain more sugar and calories than red wine.
14Red Wine vs. Beer: Compared to the resveratrol in red wine, beer contains hops, yeast, and grains. These all contain high levels of carbohydrates, a small amount of B vitamins, and potassium. Drinking beer in excess can increase the risk of liver cancer, cirrhosis, alcoholism, obesity, and beer is the drink most prone to binge drinking. There is also a phenomena called the “beer belly”. Beer bellies are brought on by consuming too many calories, Beer bellies increase the amount of strain places on the heart and joints. Beer is what’s considered to be “liquid calories” meaning it offers no sense of fullness and an average of 150 calories are consumed when drinking one beer. These calories can lead to a multitude of problems with weight, blood pressure, and type two diabetes. Beer makes you hungry. Overconsumption is prominent when people consume beer and long term use can lead to malnutrition, memory loss, mental problems, heart problems, and increases in blood pressure. The Mayo Clinic has data of occasional reports of asthma being triggered due to beer consumption. Binge drinking beer increases the blood fats called triglycerides and when enlarged, these can lead to arterial blockage. Drinking beer provides the strongest hangovers and beer has been proven to slow down the central nervous system. It is recommended for patients undergoing surgery, they quit drinking beer up to two weeks before the procedure in order to protect against slowing of their CNS.
15Red Wine vs. Vodka: Vodka, much like beer, is commonly abused and is one of the main alcohols that causes addiction. Vodka causes intoxication easily and quickly. Made with potatoes, not grapes, vodka contains little to no antioxidant value and contains no resveratrol. Some health effects from drinking vodka include heart disease, cancer, brain damage, and it can have negative effects on sleep. It has been reported that after having consumed vodka, people lose sleep and often have disturbing dreams or even nightmares. This is due to the fact Vodka affects the part of the brain related to memory and reasoning. It