Red Wine’s Positives Could Be Even Greater Than Originally Believed
Red wine keeps getting better and better.
Not only does a glass a day help in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and other major and minor ailments, it is now believed that it can replace a trip to the gym.
Goodbye CrossFit. Goodbye Pure Barre. Hello Merlot, Pinot noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The New Zealand Herald reports:
According to a study by the University of Alberta in Canada, the health benefits from resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from working out: improved physical performance, better heart function and increased muscle strength.
The study’s lead researcher says the findings could help those who aren’t able to exercise.
“I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable,” Jason Dyck told Huffington Post.
“Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.”
Of course, this study’s findings could also help those who don’t want to exercise even if physically able.
Why run a mile when a drink from the fruit of the vine is just fine?