Furahini (fur-ah-he-ne), which is Swahili for REJOICE, is a Premium dealcoholized wine, which due to using a patented cold filtration process to remove the alcohol, retains all the natural, delicate flavors of the wine!
Doctors have been telling us for years that a glass
of red wine at night may be good for our hearts. But they still can't
tell us why, exactly.
Does the answer lie in the antioxidants known as polyphenols, which
may or may not boost blood-vessel function, improve cholesterol levels,
and fight inflammation? Or does alcohol play the more important role?
A small new study
may provide a clue. To compare the effect of polyphenols and alcohol on
blood pressure, researchers instructed 67 older men at risk for heart
disease to consume the same beverage every day for one month at a time:
red wine (about two glasses), non-alcoholic red wine, or gin (about two
The daily doses of alcoholic red wine
and of gin—which doesn't contain polyphenols—had no discernible effect
on blood pressure. By contrast, when the men drank the non-alcoholic red
wine, theirsystolic anddiastolic blood pressure fell by an average of 6
and 2 points, respectively, over the course of the month. (Systolic
pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading.)
Though modest, blood-pressure declines in the same range have been
shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 20%,
according to the study, which was published today in the American Heart
Association journal Circulation Research.
"Our opinion is that [these] blood pressure-lowering...effects should
be attributed to the polyphenols contained in wine," says senior author
Dr. Ramon Estruch, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at the University of
Barcelona, in Spain.
"Alcohol," he adds, "seems to counteract the effects of the non-alcoholic fraction in red wine."
The researchers suspect that polyphenols lowered blood pressure by "
raising blood levels of nitric oxide" which relaxes the arteries and
allows blood to circulate more freely. In the study, only non-alcoholic
red wine was associated with an increase in nitric oxide levels.
Despite the growing evidence of red wine's heart benefits, doctors
generally don't recommend it to their patients because of the hazards
associated with alcohol. Non-alcoholic red wine might be an option for
people who want to consume polyphenols without the alcohol, Estruch and
his colleagues say.
Drinking non-alcoholic red wine [not grape juice] in concert with our Nitric Oxcide System is a one-two punch to effect your heart health!
In fact, according to a survey
taken by the National Institute of Health, 35% of all American adults
lead alcohol-free lifestyles! Many of these people choose to do so
because of health reasons. For these folks, FURAHINI dealcoholized wine
provides a fun and interesting beverage alternative to soft drinks and
fruit juices, which tend to be high in sugar, sodium, artificial
sweeteners and dyes. Many of these beverages are also full of empty
FURAHINI dealcoholized wine appeal to the person who appreciates
the taste and complexity of wine, but is searching for a non-alcoholic
alternative. FURAHINI is not only dealcoholized, but also non-fat, low in
sugar, and contains roughly one third of the calories that traditional
wine with alcohol contains (approximately 19-37 calories for a four
ounce serving, as opposed to 100 calories per serving in wines with
alcohol*). Also, by removing the alcohol, we remove the
metabolism-slowing and dehydrating effects associated with it, as well
as the many risks engendered by being under the influence of alcohol.
Furthermore, due to growing research over the last 20 years, there have
been several discoveries made regarding the antioxidant and
cholesterol-fighting benefits associated with wine drinking. The best
part is, the same plant compounds that provide health benefits in wines
with alcohol have also been found in abundant quantities in FURAHINI!
According to various studies,
FURAHINI dealcoholized wines may help you…
…decrease your risk of heart disease.
In the past decade there have been scores of reports in medical
journals around the world detailing the benefits of wine consumption for
decreasing the risk of heart disease. For instance, a 1994 study by
Michael H. Criqui and Brenda L. Ringel, from the University of
California San Diego School of Medicine studied heart disease rates in
21 countries and found that the more wine a country drank, the fewer
heart disease deaths it reported.
…lower your cholesterol.
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have identified
saponins in red wine. These glucose-based plant compounds are linked to
the ability of lowering cholesterol. This is the first time they’ve been
found in wine, according to Andrew Waterhouse, Ph.D., Professor of
Enology (wine chemistry) at the University of California, Davis.
…reduce your chances of having a stroke.
A 16-year study of 13,000 people in Denmark by Institute of Preventive
Medicine has found that a daily glass of wine may significantly reduce
the risk of stroke. The researchers noted that those who drank roughly
one glass of wine daily had a 32-percent reduction in their
risk of stroke. The same was not true of beer or liquor drinkers.
*According to the USDA report on nutritional data in wine