Can Red Wine Help You Lose Weight?

For the longest time, people have been propagating the rumor that if you have a glass of red wine each night, it can help you take off the pounds and keep off the pounds. Though this has become common knowledge for many, it is worth addressing the question once again. Can red wine help you lose weight? For many people, the answer is yes, as red wine contains antioxidants that help to fight bulge and burn fat. It is worth noting that red win can help you lose weight only when it is taken in moderation. Drinking too much of it can cause weight gain, but for those who use it the right way, it can be a powerful weapon.

The compounds that help promote weight loss
A glass of red wine can help by promoting the body’s natural processes. Even though you might not believe it, you have things within your body that allow you to lose weight and keep it off. Those systems just need to be triggered at the right times. Grapes and thus a glass of red wine will contain something known as resveratrol. This is found in grape skins and it helps the body metabolize fats the right way. When you consume enough of this, you will start to notice your body burning more of the bad fat and weight loss should follow rather quickly from there.

The way it works is relatively simple to understand if you have a basic knowledge of how the human body works. The antioxidant has many different positive health effects, but its ability to stop weight gain and promote fat burning is something that is relatively newly discovered. For the longest time, people have talked about drinking wine as a way to improve blood pressure and ensure good heart health. Now, tests have shown that red wine can help stop the formation of what are known as “pre-fat” cells. When these cells don’t form, there are less mature fat cells, which is better for the body and your weight loss goals. Additionally, it has been found that red wine can help to keep pre-fat cells from maturing into full fat cells.

How much red wine will help me lose weight?
The big question for many is about how many glasses you need to drink to get this desired effect. Most people have said that either one or two glasses of red wine every night can be a good way to fight lots of negatives. This is all dependent upon your own body and your own size, though. A person who is more than six feet tall and weight 220 pounds would have different needs than a person who is a tick above five feet and only 100 pounds. For smaller people, one glass of red wine can do the trick. For larger people, it might be better to drink two glasses or one and a half glasses if you are trying to get the most out of the experience.

Red wine doesn’t act alone
The fact is that you won’t find a “magic” pill when it comes to weight loss. At least that is not the case at this point in time. What red wine does is speed up your metabolism and help your body do what it might have done already. For those people who are serious about losing weight, red wine is only a small part of the equation. The larger part is doing the right things with diet and getting on a consistent exercise plan. Coupled with those things, a glass or two of red wine can act as a booster and can help turn a moderately successful weight loss plan into one that works incredibly well.

So can red wine really help? The antioxidants are real and anyone who is familiar with the research will agree that it is absolutely possible to lose weight as a result of drinking a few glasses. Know that it is only a helper, though, and red wine will not act alone as a magic solution for fat problems. That is not the way the body works, as it is a machine that must be taken care of on many different levels.

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JasonJason – who has written posts on Brew Plus.
Jason Connors has been home brewing since 2002. Currently enjoying making mead the most, but have done beers and wine.

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