Do you hate hitting the gym for a good workout session?
Canada’s University of Alberta has published research that announces the tremendous health benefits, similar to those achieved by exercise, to be found in a glass of red wine.
Researcher Jason Dyck explains that the compound resveratrol, contained in red wine, improves physical performance, heart health and muscle growth, much like exercise does. “I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable,” said Dyck.
This is not the first report we have seen about the health benefits of red wine, which has been shown to aid in preventing cancer, dementia and heart disease. The new research, however, adds heart-rate-increasing powers to the list.
This does not mean that humans should not partake in exercise or drink red wine endlessly. Resveratrol is also found in blueberries and dark chocolate and will best help an individual who is already on a balanced diet.