Red wine drinkers have another reason to rejoice
A recent study published in the Journal of Physiology says that drinking a glass of wine can equate to an hour of exercise. The researchers responsible for the glorious study discovered that resveratrol, a “natural compound” found in certain fruits, nuts, and red wine, could actually “enhance exercise training and performance.”
In addition, Jason Dyck, the principal investigator for the study, tells Science Daily that resveratrol can also offer the same benefits working out does, stating: “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.”
We’re all aware that wine is one of the healthier choices you can make when consuming alcohol, but just how healthy is it? According to Leah Kaufman, a registered dietitian, wine is the “most calorie friendly” alcoholic beverages, adding up to only 100 calories in a typical five-ounce glass. Kaufman mentions that wine also contains antioxidants and can help prevent heart disease, as well as lower bad cholesterol and the formation of blood clots. An added bonus; red wine acts as a mouthwash because the flavan-3-ols in it can reduce “bad bacteria” found in your mouth.
Unfortunately, this is strictly reserved to red wine, and be careful not to overindulge; the benefits only come from a single glass.