One of the key factors in a successful diet is giving up foods and drinks that you love the most because they are not good for you. Often alcohol is the first thing people give up because they think it isn’t healthy. Why do we cut out the items we love the most from of our lifestyle?
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Moderation is key in particular with wine when dieting, more specifically red wine. It seems that wine is often the villain in a quest to lose weight so it is usually the first thing dieters give up, even though it is an extremely difficult thing to do.
When calculating calories, wine is one of the healthier alcoholic beverages you can consume, and can have the lowest impact on your waistline – if consumed in moderation. 1
According to studies conducted at Washington State University and Harvard Medical School, it’s claimed a polyphenol called ‘resveratrol’ which is present in red wine helps in losing weight. In other words, this study found that a chemical in red wine converts white fat (larger cells that store energy and expand as we gain weight) into obesity-fighting beige fat, this fat being much easier to lose. 2
So how many glasses is still deemed in moderation? Studies show drinking two glasses of red wine, specifically before bed has the potential to help you lose weight. 1
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Red wine doesn’t only help with weight loss but there are also other health benefits in drinking it in moderation, so much so, health experts claim drinking red wine is good for your health. 2
Countless studies have shown drinking wine in small to moderate quantities may help in reducing risks for several types of heart diseases and also lowering the risk of stroke and early death. This is because drinking small amounts of red wine helps in retaining the ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the blood.
Drinking red wine not only helps with physical health but also your mental health. Another study completed on middle-aged and elderly people discovered those who drank 2-7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to become depressed.
In light of all these studies outlined, we think it is quite apparent red wine can benefit you if it is drunk in moderation. We can safely attest that drinking red wine in moderation is not entirely bad for health.
So now you can feel more comfortable having those two glasses of delicious red wine. Need a nice red? Head to https://www.euroconceptssydney.com.au/product-category/red-wine/.