Wine drinkers have long been known to have lower rates of heart disease. But do the health benefits of wine come from the wine itself? Or are wine drinkers just healthy eaters in general?
According to a study in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal, wine drinkers tend to buy more olives, fruit, vegetables, poultry, cooking oil, low-fat cheese, milk and meat than beer buyers. Beer drinkers purchased more premade meals, sugar, cold cuts, pork, butter, sausages and soft drinks.