Furahini Non-Alcoholic Red Wine


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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 shots).

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 calories.

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