We have all heard that red wine, in moderation, is good for us and I’m sure that you’ve heard of many reasons why, it’s full of antioxidants, helps ward off cancer and it’s good for your heart, just to name a few, but did you also know that it can help you lose weight? According to health.com “Studies find that people who drink wine daily have lower body mass than those who indulge occasionally; moderate wine drinkers have narrower waists and less abdominal fat than people who drink liquor.” Sounds kind of great, eh?
We aren’t saying that by drinking a glass of red wine each day you’ll lose all the weight you want. What we are telling you is that red wine, when consumed with a proper diet and exercise, can be your secret weapon when battling against those pesky fat cells. Of course you still need to add the calories into your diet, a serving size contains 125 calories and if those calories aren’t taken into account, you could end up packing on 2 extra pounds each year and we all don’t want that.
Here’s how it helps, red wine contains a component called resveratrol, this component is converted in to piceatannol after human consumption. According to web MD, piceatannol basically alters fat cells in their formation, prohibiting them from becoming mature, in turn making your fat cell count lower and resulting in a healthier, slimmer you.
Here are a few other benefits of red wine that we thought were worth mentioning: sleep, drinking a glass of wine before bed may help you sleep. Longevity, animal studies have shown that resveratrol may also help you live a longer life. Red wine may help against brain disease and some cancers. Also Your cholesterol levels may also benefit from red wine.
The consumption of alcohol is, of course, a personal choice and many people choose to not partake, for those people there are other ways that you too can reap the benefits of Piceatannol. There are many supplements on the market containing resveratrol and also some foods such as purple grape skin and seed as well as nuts and grape juice that can benefit you the same as red wine.
Hope this helps in your endeavor to live a happy, healthy life, cheers!