Drinking red wine could help burn fat

Love red wine? We’ve got good news…

Drinking red wine could help burn fat, says a new study.


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Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise.

According to Principal investigator, Jason Dyck, these findings will particularly help those who are unable to exercise. Resveratrol was seen to improve physical performance, heart function and muscle strength in the same way as they’re improved after exercising.

“I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable,” he says. “Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.”

Over the years, the health benefits of red wine have been well documented. Studies have shown that those who drink just one glass of red wine a day are less likely to develop dementia or cancer, that it’s good for your heart, anti-aging and can regulate blood sugar.

“We were excited when we saw that resveratrol showed results similar to what you would see from extensive endurance exercise training,” says Dyck.

The study was performed on rats, not humans but the results are promising. If you’re a red wine lover, you don’t have to feel guilty about having that one glass a day.

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You can also up your intake of resveratrol by eating blueberries, boiled peanuts/peanut butter, red grapes, and dark chocolate. We’ll stick to the wine though 😉




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