Who wouldn’t rather drink wine than go to the gym? Well, it turns out, a new study is showing that one glass of red wine could be equivalent to exercising for one hour by offering the same benefits. How is that possible?
Let me first start by saying that I would never condone drinking alcohol as a sport over traditional exercise, but I do find research like this interesting. Understanding what a glass of wine does once it enters your body, good or bad, is educating and important information for health and wellness warriors like myself.
So here’s the lowdown. The University of Alberta in Canada conducted a study and discovered that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, can provide similar benefits compared to an hour of cross-training type exercise. One glass of red wine, and only red wine, not white or any other type of alcohol, can positively affect physical strength and overall performance, in addition to heart function.
The study is also very specific in saying that only one glass of red wine should be consumed each day, any more than that will not count as another hour at the gym but counted as additional calories causing potential weight gain; the opposite affect.
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