Health Tips: Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Help Reduce High Blood Pressure

A new study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research shows that men with high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking non-alcoholic red wine every day for four weeks.

Non-alcoholic red wine increased participants’ levels of nitric oxide, which helped decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, researchers said.

Researchers concluded that the alcohol in red wine weakens its ability to lower blood pressure. But polyphenols—still present after alcohol is removed from wine—are likely the beneficial element in wine.