Drink up mates!
You may have been told that to want to lose weight, one must ditch the liquor, avoid high-calorie food and start exercising. Well, the latter pieces of advice may work for all of us, but ditching booze to lose weight is not a good idea.
Here are various benefits of drinking red wine.
How does it aid weight loss?
Drinking two glasses of red wine can help you in losing weight. A polyphenol called ‘resveratrol’, which is present in red wine, helps in losing weight. 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.
Other benefits of red wine
Drinking red wine is good for our health. 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. It is also believed that moderate consumption of red wine could reduce the 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 be depressed.
What should you be aware of?
If you want maximum benefits, you must drink wine in moderation. Consult a physician to know if you should consume or avoid the consumption of red wine as it may depend on your health too.