“Red wine can be great for women’s heart health,” says Dr. Oz. “Studies show that people who drink one glass a day have a lower risk of heart disease, because it contains antioxidants that we think help prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce bad cholesterol, and help prevent blood clots. Just remember that benefits don’t increase per glass. Moderation is key.”
Resveratrol, a compound present in grapes and red wine, is said to inhibit the development of fat cells and have other anti-obesity properties. And just like you, Dr. Oz also loves to indulge in chocolate! “I often talk about the health benefits of dark chocolate and nuts, but I also love the combination,” he quips. “My friends and family know I have a sweet tooth, so they’ll give me batches of dark chocolate-covered almonds or cashews around the holidays. Even though it’s predictable, I look forward to it every year.”
Try: Petrossian, wine-filled dark chocolate!