On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering the question, is red wine good for you?
I’m also sharing the #1 reason why you should have a glass of red wine.
Yes, you read that right.
You should enjoy a glass of red wine.
Red wine contains antioxidants called polyphenols.
Polyphenols are plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which studies show may help turn on your anti-aging genes.
A very powerful type of polyphenol is called resveratrol.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that helps:
This is important, because when your blood sugar is balanced, you decrease the risk of storing sugar as fat.
Studies show foods high in resveratrol may help extend and improve your quality of life, by reducing the risk of cancer and tumor growth.
Resveratrol is found in the following foods and drinks:
But hold up.
Here’s what many people don’t realize.
To get the health benefits from resveratrol, you would have to drink a lot more than just one glass of red wine.
Studies show the daily dosage required to get the optimal health benefits from resveratrol is 250 mg.
How many glasses of red wine would you need to drink to consume a 250 mg dose of resveratrol?
Well let me put it this way.
You would have to drink one liter of red wine, just to get between 1-12 mg of resveratrol.
This is not even close to, what some experts say is, the optimal dosage of 250 mg.
The only real safe way to get the optimal dosage of resveratrol, without becoming an alcoholic, would be to take a concentrated resveratrol supplement.
If you decide to supplement with resveratrol, which I personally haven’t done yet, be aware that not all resveratrol supplements are created equal.
The most important thing to look for on the resveratrol supplement label is the amount of trans-resveratrol.
Trans-resveratrol is the form of resveratrol seems to be where the health benefits lie.
If a glass of red wine doesn’t really come close to hitting the optimal amount of resveratrol, why should you drink it?
Well first off, any amount of trans-resveratrol will provide you with some health benefits.
More importantly, if you’re eating healthy, working out, and sleeping well, it’s ok to enjoy the taste, and the social experience, of drinking a glass of red wine with friends and family.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you need to drink red wine to have fun and socialize.
All I’m saying is Living Lean is about enjoying a balanced lifestyle.
Earlier in my journey, I was way too strict, I wasn’t flexible, and my social life took a hit because of it.
As we show you on our second YouTube channel, Brad Gouthro TV, I now realize that you can have it all, in moderation.
For example, on a past Brad Gouthro TV vlog, Jess and I brought you along for some drinks at a Five Four event.
However, when it comes to drinking alcohol, be smart about it, and don’t overdo it.
Especially if you’re really dialing in your results for a special occasion or specific goal.
Remember, excessive alcohol consumption can create issues with your liver and metabolism, which is not good for weight loss or your Live Lean journey.
Grape juice looks like red wine, and it has some resveratrol benefits.
Once again, balance and moderation is what Living Lean is all about.
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