All of us sometime in our lives have followed a diet, perhaps imposed by the doctor or simply by our own initiative, most of them to reduce weight. And almost always these diets tend to be austere and a bit hard to follow, which almost always pushes us to abandon them.
Well, today we will see a more bearable and easier way to carry a complicated diet. If our diet is to reduce weight, you should know that wine can be the perfect companion for those regimes that can become tedious and boring.
Calories and wines
As we can see in our table of calories and wines table, which implies that 100 ml of wine is below 85 calories, wine becomes one of the beverages containing alcohol that best accompanies a diet to lose weight, if you bear in mind other beverages like beer or whiskey, which are over 240 calories per 100 ml.
The wine, in addition to being one of the healthiest beverages containing alcohol, is one of the most “dietetic”, has been proven capable to avoid the concentration of cholesterol in the body. In a test of what is called a "Mediterranean diet", which included two glasses of wine per day, the result was strong and clear: people who consumed that daily dose had a lower cholesterol concentration than those who didn't.
But the result of the Mediterranean diet not only was this, lower levels of saturated fats and polyunsaturated fats were also found, a fact which makes it even more attractive. This makes it to bring on a lower risk hemostatic profile.
Basically the Mediterranean diet consists of including two glasses of wine per day, one at lunch and one at dinner (in addition to following certain dietetic patterns of the Mediterranean countries: Spain, France, Italy, Greece...) and follow that religiously. Remember that any diet or regimen should be monitored under medical observation, not all diets can be followed by everyone. We advise you to propose to your nutritionist or dietitian the incorporation of wine in your different regimes or diets. The results can be very favorable and make this diet much more bearable.
Source on the Mediterranean Diet: Mezzano et al. PCVS