“Red wine is particularly beneficial because its polyphenol antioxidants may also lower LDL levels.”
According to the Westmed Family Healthcare website, moderation is key to achieving healthy cholesterol levels.
“Drinking more hard liquor, beer, mixed drinks, and excess red wine have a negative impact on your cholesterol levels,” explains the health platform.
When alcohol is consumed, it is broken down inside the liver and subsequently, turned into triglycerides.
In a similar fashion to LDL cholesterol, triglycerides contribute to the padding and hardening of the inner arteries.