We are told many snippets of information throughout the course of our lifetime- remember your Ps and Qs, there are 90 degrees in a right angle, and we must all learn from Britney’s 2007 meltdown.
But a new piece of information has recently emerged which we have never, ever been told before, or thought that we ever would…ever. In fact, we have definitely be told the exact opposite on many occasion.
So, without further delay, we are exceedingly pleased to announce that a glass of provides similar health benefits to those we receive from exercise.
Sounds like a big, fat lie doesn’t it, but according to the study carried out by The University of Alberta in Canada, the effects of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, which have been linked to anti-ageing properties, such as slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s, and contributing positively to heart health, are also mimicked by exercise.
It sounds ludicrous, but lead researcher Jason Dyck is convinced that this information will help those who cannot exercise for various reasons, and it really isn’t surprising considering that resveratrol was found to enhance physical performance, heart function and muscle strength, just as a session at the gym would:
I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do.
However, of course there’s always a catch – the study was carried out on rats, not humans.
So there you go! Take from that what you will, but at the end of the day, there really is no substitute for healthy living.
H/T: Huffington Post