Hit the gym if you want to lose weight. That’s an old suggestion for everyone whosoever wants to shed kilograms. Ditch booze and avoid high-calorie intake too are often repeated advices in such conditions.
However, a research has come out with an interesting fact. It says that drinking red wine on a reguylar basis could actually help one lose weight, when nothing else seems to work quite well. There is a catch to it too. Red wine has to be drunk in moderation to lose weight.
Effect of red wine
As per researchers, drinking two glasses of red wine can help you in losing weight. The studies were conducted at Washington State University and Harvard Medical School that claimed a polyphenol called ‘resveratrol’ which is present in red wine helps in losing weight.
This polyphenol converts white fat, which are larger cells that store energy and expand as we gain weight, into obesity-fighting beige fat and this fat is much easier to lose.
This study was done on mice. Researchers enhanced their diet with just a little bit of resveratrol. They found out that resveratrol developed a little more beige fat in mice.
Other benefits of red wine
Drinking red wine is good for health, claim health experts. A few studies have also shown that drinking wine in small to moderate quantity may help in reducing risks for some kinds of heart disease.
Red wine may also help in lowering the risk of strokes and early death. This is because drinking small amounts of red wine helps in retaining the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol in the blood.
It also reduces the risk of certain types of cancer, including colon, basal cell, ovary and prostate cancers.
Drinking 1–3 glasses of wine per day is also linked with reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Moderate consumption of red wine is linked to a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially in women.
Another study that was done on middle-aged and elderly people revealed that those who drank 2–7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to become depressed.>