Red Wine Chemical Boosts Endurance
Drinking red wine reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, in moderation of course. It contains chemicals called antioxidants, that help protect the cells from the the effects of destructive and highly reactive free radicals produced naturally during metabolism.
It also contains a chemical called resveratrol, that works like insulin to help regulate blood sugar. French researchers, in a study on mice, found that resveratrol increased endurance capacity and protected against diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is linked to a variety of heart disease risk factors (abdominal fat deposition, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood vessel inflammation, blood clotting abnormalities, and type 2 diabetes) scientists call the Metabolic Syndrome.
The reveratrol in red wine, or taken as a supplement, may improve blood sugar metabolism, reduce the severity of the Metabolic Syndrome and increase endurance capacity. Bottoms up!