Wine…

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That’s right, you can still enjoy a glass of wine while following a real food diet. The key is to look for a certified organic wine, rather than one just made with organic grapes. A slight distinction, but the latter can still contain sulfites.

The problem with sulfites is that it is a preservative that can cause allergic reactions and they are a micronutrient depleter. What that means in layman’s terms is that in order to digest the sulfites, some of the nutrients you just worked so hard to get in by eating your vegetables, will be used up. The same thing happens when you eat beans, by the way.

So, head to your local grocery store to see what they have to offer. Luckily, many varieties cost the same as non-organic wines. Our favorites are $11.99 and under and have even been caught on sale at Sprouts!

We prefer reds most of the time, though whites have their place. Our three favorite reds are :

Stellar Organics Pinotage
Frey vineyards: Agriculturalist, Green Truck reds
Pacific Rim Riesling

Be sure to avoid California wines as they are heavily sprayed with pesticides. French and Italian wines are often organic, but not certified. We also love to pair our glass with a square of Green and Black’s organic 85% dark chocolate. Pure indulgence with none of the guilt!! Cheers!

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