Red Red Wine
By foodieprincess on October 25, 2007
Can you believe that October is just about done, I didn't really get to post about Breast Cancer and diet the way I wanted to. But the main item I want to tackle today is the new information regarding breast cancer and wine.
I shouldn't say this information is new I don't honestly know how new it is to the masses but its new to me. As the self described "Foodie Princess", it took me years to really appreciate red wine and now that I do I hardly ever go for a glass of white. I was overjoyed when studies said that red wine could be be beneficial for heart health but as the daughter of a breast cancer survivor I have to say I'm more than bummed about the conflicting information in regards to red wine and breast cancer. We all know that alcohol in excess isn't good period, but I truly believe that there isn't anything wrong with the occasional or even daily glass of red wine. The National Cancer Institute states that studies on the association between red wine consumption and cancer in humans are in their initial stages. Although consumption of large amounts of alcoholic beverages may increase the risk of some cancers, there is growing evidence that the health benefits of red wine are related to its nonalcoholic components. But really that little bit of information really doesn't make me feel any better. I've made the executive decision to continue to enjoy my red wine that is until we get some concrete proof that it will increase my risk that much more and of course I will continue to support Breast Cancer awareness in any way that I can.
And speaking of wine and Breast Cancer get a load of this:
Cleavage Creek Cellars winery has introduced a selection of wines with labels featuring breast cancer survivors. The new line of wines saucily named Cleavage Creek and featuring models sporting discreet décolletage on the label has a surprising back story. The wines are part of fundraising campaign to fight breast cancer. The wines, which cost from $18 to $50 a bottle, made their debut this month.