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NBA superstar Lebron James reveals why he drinks wine ‘pretty much every day’

Lebron James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has revealed why he drinks wine “pretty much every day” alongside his sporting efforts.


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NBA forward Lebron James is generally considered to be one of the greatest ever to lace up a pair of hi-tops and ply his trade in the league, and it turns out that he once credited a daily glass of wine with helping him hit top form.

Over a stellar career in Cleveland, Miami and now Los Angeles, James has won championships galore, and during a purple patch of form, he told Business Insider what eats before a game: chicken and pasta, “the carbs help because you’re going out and playing lots of minutes.”

In a later interview with ESPN, James said he drinks wine almost everyday, citing perceived heart health benefits.

“I’ve heard it’s good for the heart. Listen, I’m playing the best basketball of my life, and I’m drinking wine pretty much every day. Whatever it is, I’ll take it,” he said.

Indeed, we have previously reported on the news that light-to-moderate drinking could be beneficial to one’s health, including for those with heart disease.

According to the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Medicine and entitled ‘Association of alcohol consumption with morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease’, patients with heart disease who drank six grams of alcohol per day on average were associated with a 50-percent risk reduction of heart attack, stroke, and even death.

Another recent study found a flaw in the now-infamous “no safe level of drinking” claim. You can read more on that here.

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