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Mulled Wine Will Help You Lose Weight Apparently, Just In Time For Christmas

Time:2017-12-19 21:56wine - Red wine life health Click:

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With a mere few days left until the big day, the only thing on our minds is getting wrapped up all nice and warm in our best hat and scarf, to wander round the Christmas markets getting merry with a warm cup of mulled wine.

It's one of life's rare treats that we only tend to enjoy over the festive period.

Like most things that we get the most enjoyment from, you'd expect it to be bad for us. I mean, most of the things we love are, particularly at this time of year. Chocolate, pigs in blanket, Christmas cake, mince bloody pies. Ahhh divine naughtiness.


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Allas, it turns out that mulled wine might actually be the perfect way to get rid of those extra Christmas pounds that we're all bound to put on over this festive period.

Apparently, this is because the natural anti-oxidants found in our favourite festive tipple can help convert excess white fat into brown or beige fat, which burns when activated by cold temperatures. So a cup of mulled wine on a cold winter's eve sounds perfect!

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That is not where the health benefits end either, as apparently mulled wine can also boost our memory, in turn helping fight against Alzheimer's. This is because it contains a natural compound called resveratrol, which is found in red grapes, raspberries and dark chocolate.

This compound apparently reduces the ability of harmful immune molecules to infiltrate brain tissue, aiding against Azheimer's. Sounds complicated, but you can't argue with science, can you?

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Not only this, the Christmas favourite can also protect your heart.

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Apparently, the antioxidants contained in mulled wine can help to keep blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of unwanted clotting. Clever stuff.

All it takes is one glance around your office or classroom to see that lots of people are suffering from a cold or a cough this time of year. It's hard to avoid. However, a cup or two of good old mulled wine should sort us out as antioxidants in red wine fight infections - including the cold and flu virus.

Seriously, what more can we ask from a glass of the good stuff?

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