Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise
If you've been knocking yourself out at the gym lately, you may not want to read this.
A new study suggests that knocking back a glass of red wine could have similar health benefits to that of working out, in terms of maintaining muscle mass and bone strength.
What gives red wine it's healthy kick is resveratrol, a natural phenol found in the alcoholic beverage.
There is a caveat, however. Most studies on resveratrol have been performed on rodents, and scientists aren't sure if resveratrol is quite as beneficial to humans. In fact, one theory suggests humans would have to consume a lot more that one glass of wine to reap resveratrol rewards.
Although many a vino fan would tell you that wouldn't be such a terrible thing.