76. Red Wine
With 125 calories per 5-ounce serving, red wine is a better choice than dark beers or high-calorie cocktails like margaritas. “Red wine contains antioxidants, like resveratrol, which helps fight inflammation and may in turn be beneficial in decreasing pain and thus recovery from workouts,” Kissane points out. But moderation is key—small amounts of wine can increase the good HDL cholesterol, but large amounts of alcohol can have detrimental effects on the liver and metabolism.
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