Here’s something you didn’t think you’d ever hear. Sure, the fact that a glass of wine a day is good for your heart health has been advocated by most wine lovers as their excuse for the indulgence, but studies now prove that vino is indeed great for those on a weight loss plan too.
This fermented fruit juice can also spike your mood and eradicate those wrinkles. Take cue from the skinny French women, and make the most of this brand new piece of information.
Muscle Tone: Wine contains a compound, resveratrol, that is known to lower bad cholesterol and protect the lining of the blood vessels in the heart. Resveratrol also protects and preserves muscle mass and strengthens bone density.
Calorie Burn: Ellagic acid, a chemical which is present in red grapes is an effective component to increase the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver cells. Therefore, red wine slows down the production of fat cells by improving your liver function.
Obesity: Recent studies also suggest that a moderated consumption of red wine (over time) can reduce the risk of becoming overweight and obese.
The key however lies in how much wine you drink. To make the most of the antioxidants and fat-burning properties, women should stick to 5oz of wine per day, while men can indulge in up to 10oz.