Is Wine the New Diet Drink?

Here’s a cool news. Scientists say drinking vino may help prevent weight gain. Looks like its time to put down those “cleansing juices” and pour yourself a pinot noir. The evidence is impressive. Research kept tabs on over 20,000 women for 13 years and over time, the women who drank a glass or two of red wine daily were 30% less likely to be overweight than non-drinkers. Vino has other benefits too. It’s rich in antioxidants that reduce cholesterol and bloo pressure. Another reason wine may contribute to a healthy weight is that digesting booze triggers your body to torch calories. And that’s not all, women who drank moderately also tend to eat less, they were more likely to savor their food and drink. But you don’t want to replace food with wine, that’s not the point since you’ll miss out key nutrients and end up sick. A glass or two a day would do, coupled with a healthy diet and exercise and you are good to go.

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