Recently I posted a study on my Facebook page in regards to wine being better for us than going to the gym!
While this is amazing news, I think we should take a deeper look into what wine does!
“Jason Dyck and other science researchers in the University of Alberta in Canada found that red wine, nuts and grapes have a complex called resveratrol which improves heart, muscle and bone functions; the same way they’re improved when one goes to the gym. Resveratrol proved to be an effective antioxidant when tested on rodents which is why scientists are planning on testing it with diabetics. If results are positive for the benefits of the complex, patient’s heart health could be improved just as much as it does when they work out vigorously.
While scientists and wine lovers are rejoicing over this news, doctors are still unlikely to recommend their patients to start drinking any type of alcohol as it can have harmful effects on your body. People should keep in mind that these benefits can be enjoyed only when having one glass of wine with your evening meal, at the most. Resveratrol is specifically found in red wine as are some of the beneficial antioxidants referred to when talking about heart health. Red wine is also known to reduce ‘bad cholesterol’ and prevent blood clots.
Other benefits red wine is known for (when consumed in moderation, constantly) are: promoting longevity, cutting risk of cataracts and colon cancer, reducing risk of Type 2 Diabetes and slowing down brain decline (which beer is known for, too.)”
The Atlantic reports on a study that was done to find the effect of drinking wine and regular exercise:
“Our current study shows that the combination of moderate wine drinking plus regular exercise improves markers of atherosclerosis,” said Táborský, “suggesting that this combination is protective against cardiovascular disease.”
Wine has, in some studies, seemed to be more beneficial than other alcohols, and the prevailing theory behind that is the oxidative modification hypothesis: Antioxidants like polyphenols in grape skins neutralize harmful free radicals.”
Malibu Mama Loves wine!
Wine (in moderation of course) does have amazing benefits. People have been drinking it for thousands of years.
— Malibu Mama Loves (@MalibuMamaLoves) September 22, 2014
But as with most things, too much of it can be harmful.
So how much wine is enough?
For the ladies: 1 – 2 glasses of wine with an evening meal.
For the gentlemen: 2 glasses of wine with an evening meal.
And don’t forget to exercise at least 3 times a week! Exercising is key to your health!
For some great tips on how to make it all work, check out my ebook – Treat Yourself Well, free for a limited time! I share some of my lifestyle tips to help you get on a healthier, happier path!
Malibu Mama Loves Xx