TGIT red wine drinkers: I have scandalous news. A new study says that drinking a glass of wine can equate to an hour of exercise. Ok before you run out to the Wine & Spirits there’s more! I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that the study that was published in Journal of Physiology a few months ago annonced that resveratrol, a natural compound found in certain fruits, nuts, and …….red wine, could actually “enhance exercise training and performance.” There is still more. The principal investigator for the study, mentions that resveratrol can also offer the same benefits working out does!
The bad news is if the wine is not red it doesn’t count AND and it only works with one glass — so gulping a bottle a week doesn’t equal four to six gym sessions. Don’t let that get you down.
There are plenty other benefits to that glass of wine. We’re all aware that wine is one of the healthier choices you can make when consuming alcohol, but just how healthy is it?
Wine is said to be the most calorie friendly alcoholic beverages, adding up to only 100 calories in a typical five-ounce glass. Wine also contains antioxidants and can help prevent heart disease, as well as lower bad cholesterol and the formation of blood clots. Another bonus? Apparently red wine acts as a mouthwash because the flavan-3-ols in it can reduce “bad bacteria” found in your mouth. I’ll just give all of the Olivia Popes out there another moment to continue rejoicing!
Other than the fact that red wine still qualifies as an alcoholic beverage, which isn’t exactly the greatest thing you can put into your body, it’s still good to know that indulging in a little red vino can do more than just make you tipsy faster. Its an hour’s worth of cardio! So grab your glasses and work out tonight with the Gladiators!