Red Wine and Weight Loss

By AFM Staff – March 1, 2015

We’ve all heard the rumor about red wine and its connection to promoting heart health, but can a glass of red wine actually help you lose weight? A recent study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher says all signs point to yes. The published results found that drinking red grape juice or red wine acted as a catalyst to helping overweight people improve their health by burning fat more efficiently and staving off metabolic disorders in fatty livers. Researchers of the study cited one of the chemicals extracted from Muscadine grapes—the grapes used in some red wines—was shown to slow the growth of existing fat cells in the body and deter the formation of new ones. The chemicals found in the grapes also helped boost the metabolism of fatty acids found in liver cells.


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