The Red Wine Diet

the red wine dietA recently-published book detailed how red wine can double your endurance as well as lose weight and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Roger Cook, a pharmaceutical and diet researcher in England, wrote "The Red Wine Diet". In the book, the author presents how substances found in red wine can be beneficial in the body.

Red wine has been a prescribed drink of choice for heart disease, but its exceptional benefits would be refuted and debated over and over. In his research, Cook-as well as other relevant studies-was able to outline what it is about red wine that makes one healthy.

Red wine and heart health

Red wine contains flavonoid polyphenols (organic chemicals responsible for the wine’s deep color and complex flavor) called procyanidins. These are found in wines that have had a significant fermentation time and wines that have been allowed to settle, rather than go though a filtering process. Procyanidins are usually found in younger wines, especially French and Italian varieties. These substances prevent clogged arteries, high blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Red wine and losing weight

According to a study published in the United States concludes that high levels of resveratrol, found in red wine, could help shed weight and boost tolerance for exercise because it activates a "longevity gene". Resveratrol also boosts the activity of man’s sirtuins, proteins believed to help defend cells against damage and illness associated with old age, which in turn activates the creation of enzymes that activates the longevity gene.

Red wine and diabetes

Aside from losing excess pounds, resveratrol also helps your body in "reversing" diabetes by becoming more sensitive to insulin.

Resveratrol and red wine

The substance can only be found in grapes skin, which creates the red color of wine. The use of red wine may also provide a link as to why the French are relatively fat diets. Research approves chronic exposure to low levels of resveratrol.

Getting benefits of red wine without drinking wine

If you are not a wine drinker, but still seeking its heart-healthy benefits, you may take some berries, pomegranates, walnuts, apples, and darker chocolate. You can also experience the same effects if you undergo a balanced diet.

Cook advises that the Red Wine Diet is not a fad diet or an overnight weight fix, as it offers gradual and holistic approach to living a longer, healthier life.