If you’re from England you know right away about blood pudding, or black pudding.
It’s a sausage made with pig’s blood.
Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about breakfast, or about super foods. And yet a lot of Brits do just that.
However, Britain’s Institute of Food Research says they shouldn’t. And neither should we.
The institute says blood pudding has up to 20 percent fat and a whole lot of calories and salt.
And no, washing it down with a little red, red wine won’t help.
In fact, it might make things worse. The Brits have new red wine guidelines that say it’s bad for your health.
They say all that talk about wine’s benefits is nothing more than old wives tales.
The new guidelines say there is no safe level for drinking wine or any other alcoholic beverage. They suggest that if you have to drink wine lay off of it for a couple of days a week to let your liver recover.
But there is some good news.
Apparently there is at least one benefit from red wine.
Harvard researchers say red wine and other foods and drinks containing flavonoids, such as berries and citrus fruits, may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction. They also found regular physical activity along with a little red wine helped keep the equipment in working order.
And that hard science is some more food for thought.