Drinking red wine may help you lose weight
Drinking red wine could help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite and preventing you from overeating according to new research.Researchers found that when bees were fed resveratrol- a compound found in red wine, they ate less food afterwards.
While bees normally gorge themselves on sugary foods when they are freely available, those which had been fed resveratrol chose to stop eating once they had taken on enough to meet their energy needs.
They also became uninterested in diluted sugar solutions, suggesting they had become less sensitive to it, the scientists reported in the Aging journal.
Previous studies have indicated that resveratrol could also combat obesity by mimicing the effects of a low fat diet, and help prevent the onset of age related disease.
Gro Amdam, one of the study’s authors from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, said: “Because what we eat is such an important contributor to our physical health, we looked at the bees’ sensitivity to sugar and their willingness to consume it.
“Bees typically gorge on sugar and while it’s the best thing for them, we know that eating too much is not necessarily a good thing.”
Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes and in other fruits.
Resveratrol also has been produced by chemical synthesis and by biotechnological synthesis (metabolic engineered microorganisms) and it is sold as a nutritional supplement derived primarily from Japanese knotweed.
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