Question: I have had a heart attack a few dates ago and now many questions begin to arise. Can I drink high graduation alcohol? If I do, will I be raising my bad cholesterol levels? Andrés (Coslada).
Answer: We do not recommend drinking high-grade alcohol. The protective effect of the cardiovascular system that has been identified in alcohol is mainly related to the moderate consumption of red wine, since it has polyphenols, a component with a marked antioxidant effect. By saying 'moderate consumption' we mean a glass of red wine a day, ideally in the food, in order to delay the absorption of ethanol and decrease the level of breath alcohol reached.