A glass of Red Wine may be as good as a trip to the gym (almost) 

keep-calm-and-drink-red-wine-25In a recent study published by the University of Alberta, scientists tested the effects of Resveratrol, a natural compound occuring in some fruit, nuts, and you guessed it, red wine.  The team discovered that in high doses, Resveratrol “improved physical performance, heart function and muscle strength” and “showed results similar to what you would see from extensive endurance exercise training”.  The results have promising implications for those suffering from diabetes, as well as patients who are physically incapable of regular exercise.  And not that we needed any more excuses to stop by the LCBO and grab a bottle of vino on the way home… but if you got lazy and skipped that Crossfit class today, keep calm, and pour yourself a glass of red wine!

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