Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are equivalent to those that we get from exercise.I would have to drink twice as much of a rosé to have the same effect, right? That works for me.
Red wine over a heavy session on the cross-trainer? Now that's something we can definitely get onboard with.
According to lead researcher, Jason Dyck, these findings will help those unable to exercise as resveratrol was seen to improve physical performance, heart function and muscle strength.
"I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable," he says.
"Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do."
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