ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Can drinking wine be as good as working out?

Updated on December 13, 2015
Randi Glazer profile image

Randi Glazer is a Sr. Insurance Professional with experience underwriting, marketing, organizational leadership & managing large staff

Resveratrol in Red Wine

There have been studies to show grapes contain a special and complicated factor called resveratrol. This ingredient has been found to improve bodily functions of the heart, muscles and bones; the same levels are also achieved when exercising.

Is drinking wine better than working out?

There have been studies to show grapes contain a special and complicated factor called resveratrol. This ingredient has been found to improve bodily functions of the heart, muscles and bones; the same levels are also achieved when exercising.

Resveratrol has been tested to see if its high levels of antioxidants can help with diabetes and heart conditions. If these tests are positive it could mean people can improve their health by consuming red wine.

When consumed moderately, red wine has also been known to promote longer lives. Other studies have been done to support the benefits of red wine stating the antioxidants factors can help with dementia, cancer, and anti-aging.

Grapes on the Vine, photo taken by Randi Glazer
Grapes on the Vine, photo taken by Randi Glazer | Source

So, what is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant produced by some plants. It is made to protect against environmental stresses. It is more commonly known amongst lay people as the active ingredient in red wine said to protect against heart disease. Resveratrol is said to have more health benefits than protecting against heart disease. Other benefits include inflammation, reversing diabetes and taming obesity.

More information on Resveratrol....

Resveratrol is an actively found in the skins, seeds, and stems of grapes. It has long been thought and now been proven in studies that Resveratrol is the element in red wine which increases cellular productivity and longevity, leading to a longer and healthier life. Funny thing is, drinking red wine is not the only way you can come by this miracle treatment. It can also be purchased in pill/capsule form, although agreeably it would not be as much fun taking the capsule as oppised to drinking bottles of red wine.

What is the recommended daily amount of Resveratrol?

1000mg/day has been recommended as an effective dose, but the bioavailability of Resveratrol from supplements is uncertain. Drinking red wine won't provide sufficient resveratrol benefits. A Resveratrol chewing gum is still in development, also a topical application to fight skin cancer, and have promise to become the most effective methods of delivery. At a level of 1000mg/day it is said to increased energy, eyesight and sex drive.

How else can you benefit from Resveratrol without drinking wine or taking supplements?

There are other foods that will give similar benefits of Reseratrol besides drinking red wine or taking supplements. Other foods that contain some resveratrol benefits are peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. Simply eating grapes, or drinking grape juice, has been thought as one way to ingest resveratrol without drinking alcohol. Red and purple grape juices may have some of the same heart-healthy benefits of red wine. However, it is always best to eat fresh fruits rather than drinking juice as it contains a lot of sugar and will have a reverse effect on the body.

Is there any substitute for regular exercise?

There will never be any substitute for regular heart healthy exercise, red wine or not. Supplements containing Resveratrol can be taken, but it still won't replace regular exercise nor will eating grapes, cranberries or peanuts.

It's important to exercise regularly. It's good for the mind, body and soul. What could be more beneficial than a walk with your best friend on a beautiful sunny day?

For some things there is no substitute.....

Friends, photo by Randi Glazer
Friends, photo by Randi Glazer | Source

Do you think there is a substitute for heart healthy exercise?

Do you think there is a substitute for heart healthy exercise?

See results

© 2015 Randi Glazer


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)