According to Natural world news, a new study has reported that drinking wine in moderation or red grape juice could help you burn fat better.
The findings suggest that consuming dark-colored grapes, whether eating them or drinking juice or wine, might help overweight people better manage their weight and related metabolic disorders, such as fatty liver.
Researchers hope not that their findings replace needed medications, but that they help guide people into making smarter choices with their diet that have certain health benefits.
During the study, Shay and his team exposed human liver and fat cells grown in the lab to extracts of four natural chemicals found in Muscadine grapes, a dark-red variety native to the southeastern United States. One of the chemicals, ellagic acid, significantly slowed the growth of existing fat cells and the formation of new ones. It also boosted the metabolism of fatty acids in liver cells.
Shay is quick to note that these chemicals are not a quick fix to weight loss. However, by boosting the burning of fat, especially in the liver, they may improve liver function in people who are overweight.
The results were published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
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