Does wine make you fat?
How many calories are there in a glass of wine?

Curiosity about wine 12 Oct 2020

Wine is definitely a pleasure of life to be enjoyed together or alone, during an important lunch, a romantic dinner or simply with our families in the evenings. Obviously, given that it's an alcoholic drink, excessive use may cause problems. Have you ever wondered if it makes you fat?

Well, according to recent studies, if you drink wine responsibly, it does not make you fat but even makes you lose weight!

You may wonder how it is possible, given that by drinking wine, we take sugars and if they are too much, they will join our fat reserves, right where you would not want them to be seen.

The process is easy, drinking a glass of wine per day, stimulates our metabolism thanks to the increase in heart rate. It has been calculated that a glass of wine is about 80 - 100 calories, this value changes according to the alcoholic percentage in the wine (i.e. more sugars correspond to more alcohol, that is to say, more calories).

Despite what you think, these numbers do not weigh down the energy accumulation process becoming fat if not used, but even stimulate our metabolism and therefore our weight loss.

Obviously, this is no longer true if you drink it too much. In fact, if we have three glasses of wine per day, the calories per glass will be tripled and in this case, it's necessary to carry out adequate physical activity to digest them.

So, of course, as for any food and drink, what really makes the difference is the quantity, not to mention that "a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away". The reason is that wine has antioxidant properties thanks to the presence of polyphenols (such as resveratrol) which are also excellent for controlling unpleasant diseases.

If you are about to sit at the table and you aren’t sure about uncorking a bottle or not, shake the guilt you feel and open it without hesitation! Especially if it is a good Brunello di Montalcino Docg or a Sant’Antimo Doc from 2017, both from Corte dei Venti.

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