Study reveals that Resveratrol, an ingredient Fround in grapes, berries and red wine can help turn flab into calorie-burning 'brown' fat.
Lowers risk of heart disease and stroke: Red wine tannins, which make red wine the colour red, contain Procyanidins known for protecting against heart disease. Resveratrol also helps to remove chemicals responsible for causing blood clots, which is the primary cause of coronary disease.
Resveratrol was the compound found to have the beneficial effect. The Resveratrol in wine comes from the skins of red grapes. Blueberries, cranberries and nuts are also sources of Resveratrol.
Researchers say that drinking two glasses of red wine can trigger the stress response that promotes numerous health benefits. Scientists have found that red wines have higher levels of Polyphenols, antioxidants and, in general, the darker the wine, the higher the antioxidant content - in tests, cabernet sauvignon grapes were shown to contain the most Polyphenols. Antioxidants sop up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases. There is a much higher concentration of antioxidants called Polyphenols, including Resveratrol, in wine compared to grape juice.