Red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz make for potent bacteria killers, according to recent research. Not all red varieties were found to be helpful in killing harmful bacteria, but those that were did not destroy useful probiotic bacteria, such as those that aid in digestion.
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