The most common opinion about alcohol and diets is that drinking makes you fat and in most cases alcohol is forbidden when you're on a diet. Said in that way, this is not totally true, as it is the combination of alcohol and sugar that makes it dangerous. Therefore a cocktail or a glass of sangria have as twice as many calories as a glass of wine. I would like to give you more informations about the topic so that you don't have to refuse a glass of your favourite wine on a night out with friends. Did you know that red wine can help you loosing weight?
Scientists of the „Harvard School of Public Health“ in Boston have discovered that a regular alcohol consumption doesn't make you gain weight. For study purposes, a group of average weight women of the age of 38 drank 2 or 3 glasses of alcohol on a daily basis.
Result of the study: The women who drank alcohol didn't weight a gram more than those who didn't drink alcohol at all during these years. On the opposite: The ones who drank wine or distillates stayed slimmer than those who didn't drink any alcohol.
Men have bad luck as this study is not valid for them. They are likely to gain weight in any case and should better not drink excessive amounts of alcohol.
As the mentioned study states, red wine is the most indicated drink for a diet, while beer and spirits are not that convenient. In any case, we shouldn't exagerate with drinking because alcohol in big amounts slows down the fatburning process and makes you hungry. Who hasn't experienced eating like a pig at a fast food restaurant in the middle of the night in an inebriated state? And with that everything is said.
According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders it is a fact that alcohol stimulates our appetite. A group of male test persons ate more when the meal was accompanied by a beer or wine rather than by an unalcoholic drink.
Therefore we can state that the famous appetite produced by alcohol is not a myth.
In any case we want to give you some suggestions for red wines you should definitely try and if you are female they might help you to loose weight.
Peppoli Chianti Classico 2008, a special tuscan wine.
Marqués de Cáceres Crianza 2008, a typical Spanish Crianza Wine