If you have been fighting obesity and are an alcoholic addict at the same time, then you must be having some tough time. People usually advised to cut down their intake of alcohol when they are trying to reduce some pounds.
There is good news for you, if that is the case.
A new study has revealed that wine can actually help you in reducing weight. The study was conducted by America’s top researchers from three most renowned American universities. The research concluded that drinking red wine or red grape juice in adequate quantity can help you in burning fat.
The study emphasized the effectiveness of these substances for managing obesity, fatty liver and other metabolic disorders. Experiment was conducted on lab grown human liver and fat cells which were exposed to chemical substances of dark red grapes, used in red wine and grape juice.
The results were quite astonishing as the growth of fat cells was drastically decreased along with reproduction of fat cells. Another interesting finding of the research was that a boost was noticed in metabolism related to fatty acid present in the liver.
Scientists believe that the miracle “chemical” is ellagic acid which is abundant in most of the fruits and vegetables and is a natural antioxidant.
The researchers however still urge that the wine and the juice must be consumed in moderation and too much of it can also be damaging. People must not consider it as a weight loss mechanism, especially if they chose to drink alcohol.
“We didn’t find, and we didn’t expect to, that these compounds would improve body weight,” said Neil Shay, a biochemist and molecular biologist from University of Oregon and author of the study.
“But by boosting the burning of fat, especially in the liver, they may improve liver function in overweight people. If we could develop a dietary strategy for reducing the harmful accumulation of fat in the liver, using common foods like grapes would be good news.” Added Shay.