A glass of red wine the same as an hour at the gym says study

omg 18/12/2017

Red wine lovers will be thrilled to hear this, a recent study suggests that a glass of red wine a day might be the same as an hour at the gym!

The researchers believe they found a natural compound in red wine known as 'resveratrol' which is linked to improved physical performance, heart function and muscle strength.

"We were excited when we saw that resveratrol showed results similar to what you would see from extensive endurance exercise training," the study says.

"We immediately saw the potential for this and thought that we identified 'improved exercise performance in a pill."

"I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.

"It is very satisfying to progress from basic research in a lab to testing in people, in a short period of time."

The important thing to remember is that this research is based on moderation, so it might not be a good idea to drink too much of the stuff!

Source: Science Daily