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Health and Fitness: Nine Below, Low GI and Low Calorie Wine

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Health, Lifestyle, Variety

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:

For those of us who have battled with our weight, we know the general rule that alcohol is pretty much a no go zone.

Sadly one gram of alcohol is the equivalent to 9 calories, so in essence, we are “drinking fat”. Statistics show that the average Australian drinks 22 glasses of wine each month, the equivalent to 15 croissants with butter and jam. That requires a lot of exercise to work off.

The medical fraternity believe that, in moderation, wine reduces the risk of heart disease. In excess, the alcohol and calories are fattening, not to mention damaging to other organs of the body. Take the alcohol out of the wine and it still has the same health benefits, particularly in resveratrol, a plant antibiotic found in grapeskins. However, of course regardless of whether something is good for you, if it tastes bad, you are not going to rush back and buy it again.


Nine Below is a new wine created purely by consumer need. Recognising the need for a low GI, low calorie wine, Dr Bruce Kambouris a nutritionist created Nine Below. With a PhD in Medical Sciences, Dr Kambouris conducted research into fat metabolism and nutrition and studied with Dr Peter Clifton, the co-author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

Nine Below is a new range of full bodied wines with low GI, low insulin response and 30% less calories and alcohol. Check it out at your local bottle shop – I intend to.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Douglas November 27, 2009 at 7:32 am

Low cal / Low GI wine…how does it taste?

simonturner November 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I haven't tried it yet. It sounds good in theory!

simonturner December 1, 2009 at 2:27 am

I haven't tried it yet. It sounds good in theory!

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