10 Times Serving Size Matters Most
Not too much, not too little, but just the right dose to reap the most health benefits!
Before you pour a glass of wine with dinner every night, you might want to take a closer look at the science behind the heart-healthy sales pitch. Red wine—among other things—has earned a reputation as an antioxidant powerhouse that can help ward of disease and signs of aging. While studies show this is true, do you know exactly how much wine test subjects were sipping? And more importantly, will you completely cancel out the benefits if you go overboard?
Use this quick guide to learn the perfect portion size to reap the most rewards of your favorite good-for-you foods and drinks.
“Snap off a one-inch square for yourself to enjoy each night after dinner,” says Amie Valpone, author of The Healthy Apple blog and publisher of online gluten-free magazine Easy Eats. “Too much may constipate you and leave you wired before bedtime. Also, try unsweetened chocolate so you don’t have sugar highs and lows.”