Can red wine be a substitute for gymming? Let this expert answer

Imagine every sip of your favourite drink doing wonders to your health without you having to make any extra effort. While you are relishing its taste, this very drink is relieving you of all worries about weight gain, obesity and basically all things unhealthy. That's the dream, isn't it? To lose weight without any tough workout regime. Right? Your good old Red wine is actually helpful in that direction. And because you won't believe us, we got an expert to weigh in.

According to Delhi-based nutritionist, Nidhi Sawhney, red wine contains antioxidants, especially resveratrol that slows down the growth of fat cells. It also contains ellagic acid that reduces the growth of existing fat cells while hindering the growth of new ones, thus boosting up our fat metabolism.

 But is red wine as good as spending an hour at the gym?

"Red wine is indeed healthy but that does not mean you can quit gymming altogether. For, the amount of wine necessary to compensate for gymming is beyond limit," says Nidhi. What she suggests instead is that drinking red wine can add to the effectiveness of working out. The other alternative could be adding resveratol-containing food items to your diet like blueberries, red grapes, peanut butter or dark chocolate.

So now you know. Don't give up on gymming but don't give up on red wine either.

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