According to the National Kidney Disease Education Program a new research study states that a glass
of wine may actually help promote kidney health.
From heart attacks to cancer to diabetes, proven studies about the health benefits of wine are some of
the most happily-received pieces of health news out there. Now, a new study is suggesting that there’s yet
another reason to the health wonders of wine.
We witnessed in the book of John Chapter 2 Verses1-11, Jesus turns water to wine. However this was a celebration;
Those [with healthy kidneys] who drank less than one glass of wine a day had a 37 percent lower risk of having chronic kidney disease than those who drank no wine,” said study author Dr. Tapan Mehta, a renal fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, in Aurora.
a wedding to be exact. So saints, drinking is okay and can improve your health in fact.
But like with all things, you just have to do it consciously. When you do things in moderation it is not a sin.
But when you do things in excess, that is when the sin occurs.
As it states in the good book of Ephesians 5:18 "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be
filled with the Spirit"
According to the NIH, there are seven additional steps you can take every day to help maintain
the health of your kidneys:
- Get your blood pressure checked at least once a year and follow the advice of your doctor to keep that number healthy
- If you have diabetes, control your blood glucose level
- Maintain a health cholesterol level
- Aim for less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium each day
- Eat heart-healthy foods
- Exercise regularly
- If you smoke, quit
“Those with chronic kidney disease who drank less than one glass a day had a 29 percent lower risk
of cardiovascular events [than those who drank no wine],” he added.
Exactly why wine might do that is not known for sure, Mehta said. Drinking moderate amounts is linked with
lower levels of protein in the urine. In those who have kidney disease, higher protein levels in the urine are
linked with an increased risk of progression of kidney disease.
While the study suggests wine is protective against kidney disease and, in those with kidney disease,
heart disease, ”we cannot make any firm cause and effect conclusion,” Mehta said. While the study found
an association, it was not designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
According to experts, these new findings are consistent with previous research.
Red Or White?
The benefits of red wine tend to be more regularly discussed, as opposed to its white counterpart.
However, Mehta couldn’t say from the study if red wine is better than white, as those who responded
did not say which type they drank, just if they drank wine and how much they drank.
He suspects, however, that red would most likely be better, as it has been linked previously to being