Wine: The Most Diet-Friendly Choice

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If you’re going to drink, wine is the most calorie-friendly selection with a typical 20 calories per ounce. Each 5-ounce glass would then be 100 calories with no cholesterol, sodium or fat. This is true for both red and white wine, from merlot to chardonnay. Sherry, a sweet, fortified wine runs a bit higher with 32 calories per ounce but it is usually served in smaller portions as an after-dinner drink.

A substance found in red wine could double endurance as well as cut weight and reduce the risk of diabetes, according to a new study.

High levels of the substance – called resveratrol – could help shed weight and boost tolerance for exercise because it activates a “longevity gene”, according to a study published in the journal Cell by Sirtris Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Prof Johan Auwerx at the University Louis Pasteur.  Read more here >> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3345048/Lose-weight-on-red-wine-diet.html#

Diet-Friendly Alcohol Choices

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