The fact that red wine turns any night a bohemian one is very much known. The word has spread that red wine is good for the women if men drink it. But apart from all funny and smart quotes, researchers bring more good news about red wine. A recent study has shown that grape juice made out of red grapes and also red wine is proved to help burning fat faster, and also make the processes in your liver function better.
The miracle chemical that is found in dark grapes is the Ellagic acid, that has the role of stopping the growth of lipids (fat cells) and slows down the time in which they are formed. In addition, the Ellagic acid boosts metabolism of fatty acids that are found in liver cells. However, obese patients shouldn’t focus only on the benefit of grapes, because it doesn’t make wonders if it is not sustained in all ways possible.
Researchers that took part of this project are from the Oregon State University, conducted by Neil Shay.
“We didn’t find, and we didn’t expect to, that these compounds would improve body weight. If we could develop a dietary strategy for reducing the harmful accumulation of fat in the liver, using common foods like grapes that would be good news.”
The studies have been made on mice that have partied every day with extracts that come from Pinot noir grapes harvested from Corvallis-area vineyards. As far as the diet was concerned, some of the mice were fed with 10% fat, and the rest of them with 60% fat, a parallel to an unhealthy, fast food diet that people have. The equivalent of grape extract that every mouse received is about one and a half cups of grapes a day for a person. According to the scientists, the portions were reasonably made especially for this fact: the results must be applicable to the human diet.
After a relaxing period for the mice, they got their tests back from the tests. High activity levels on two proteins that are found in cells and that have the power to metabolize fat and sugar (PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma) were found in higher level than at the beginning of the study.
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry that gathered the information altogether has also noted that the purpose of the research wasn’t to replace a part of a diet with medication or supplements, but to find the right combination in the foods we choose, and serve it with pleasure and confidence that it will bring us a lot of benefits.
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