A Glass of Wine Equals An Hour of Exercise
Researchers found that resveratrol, one of the compounds in red wine, seems to improve muscle strength, heart function, and physical performance similar to the way a session in the gym does. You can feel free to drink to those findings but only if its red wine.
For some people, the body reacts to the Resveratrol in red wine the same way it does to modest exercise. This is not the first time science has given people the good news about red wine.
According to a recent study by a team of researchers from the University of Alberta (Canada), red wine is rich in a compound called resveratrol, which could increase heart rate and muscle performance.
According to their findings, drinking a glass a day can have the same effects on the body as getting an hour of intense exercise.
The team found that high doses of resveratrol improve physical performance, heart function, and muscle strength, so drinking a glass of red wine every day could be equal to getting an hour of exercise.
Of course, drinking red wine combined with the intake of other healthy foods like fruits and nuts can increase the performance of people who exercise regularly, giving them an additional positive result.
With this discovery, the researchers have now begun to test the effects of resveratrol on people who have diabetes and heart problems to determine whether it may improve heart health.
Research has also shown red wine can regulate blood sugar, is good for the heart, prevents premature aging, and combats cancer and dementia.
It’s important to remember moderation is the key. The study looked at the impact a moderate amount of wine has on physical fitness.
While results suggest one glass of wine gives similar health benefits to one hour in the gym, it does not recommend you forgo your gym membership and buy red wine instead.
NOTE: Many studies have shown the negative long-term impact of large amounts of alcohol.