Good news for all of you who prefer to sit comfortably on the couch with a glass of wine in the evening rather than torture yourself with a strenuous workout at the gym: alcohol can the Sports replace – at least under certain circumstances. So says a study.
Alcohol instead of sport: can it really be healthy?
According to researchers, alcohol should be able to replace sport
It is true that the positive effect hits nor any type of alcoholic beverage a. Simply drinking a glass of Aperol Spritz in the sun will not make your body fit.
Instead, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada found that a certain substance in red wine It has a performance-enhancing effect. It is the secondary plant substance resveratrol. A glass of red wine should have the same body-training effect as an hour of endurance sports.
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Resveratrol as a fitness enhancer
Resveratrol belongs to the group of polyphenols. These are certain substances that are in the outer layers of plant foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables. Resveratrol is said to have a number of positive properties, such as
- reduces the risk of certain types of cancer
- protection of immune system
- protection against free radicals (molecules that attack healthy cells)
- stimulates the collagen formation and protects the skin from UV radiation
Resveratrol should now also act as a fitness enhancer and physical performance, heart function and muscle strength to improve. Instead of playing sports, we can drink alcohol with a clear conscience in the future. At least in moderation.
Conclusion: why we should continue to do sports
Even if the study shows that red wine can at least partially replace exercise: However, we should not do without sport altogether. After all, it’s not just about increasing performance, but also fun and balance in everyday life. Likewise, you tighten and strengthen your body through sport. You sleep better and build muscle. Enough arguments to include a bit of exercise in addition to one or another glass.
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