A Glass of Red Wine is Equal to an Hour of Exercise

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 10, 2014

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Here’s wonderful news for our dear wine drinkers. According to a new study, a glass of wine is provides you with benefits equal to that of an hour of exercise. Yes, in case you don’t believe us, let us repeat: Drinking that one glass of wine could be just as good for your health as an hour of sweating it out at the gym.

Red WineThe researchers found that resveratrol, the natural compound found in certain fruits, nuts, grapes, and hence red wine, could actually enhance exercise training and performance. And according to the researchers, that it can also offer the same benefits of working out.

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

But, wines that are not red don’t count and the benefits only work with one glass. So gulping a bottle a week doesn’t equate to four to six gym sessions. These are some minor downsides and shouldn’t take away the bigger picture here.

As for how healthy red wine is, it is the most calorie friendly alcoholic beverage, which adds up to only 100 calories in a typical five-ounce glass. It also contains antioxidants and can help prevent heart disease, and lower bad cholesterol and formation of blood clots.

Red wine also has flavan-3-ols, which makes it a good mouth wash and help reduce bad bacteria found in mouth. We have given you enough reasons to rejoice; feel free to commence your happiness right now.

Source: www.bustle.com
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