Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Is this how H. Sweaty looks so lean?
How To Lose Weight: Red Wine And Berries Help To Burn Excess Fat, Say Scientists
Love red wine? Then you'll love this.
A new study has found that resveratrol found in berries, grapes and other fruits could aid weight loss.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol, which is a type of antioxidant found in most fruits and some types of wine.
It has the ability to convert excess white fat into brown or beige fat which helps to keep the weight off by burning calories.
red wine grapes
Researchers from Washington State University fed mice a high fat diet with resveratrol portions that equated to 12 ounces (two-three servings) of fruit per day for humans.
They found that those who consumed resveratrol gained about 40% less weight than normal mice.
Lead researcher, Professor Min Du said: "Polyphenols in fruit, including resveratrol, increase gene expression that enhances the oxidation of dietary fats so the body won't be overloaded."
"They convert white fat into beige fat which burns lipids (fats) off as heat - helping to keep the body in balance and prevent obesity and metabolic dysfunction."