When it comes to alcohol, I can be kind of picky. Starting around 18 years of age, I began this great quest into the world of alcohol, trying each and every kind, figuring out which ones I liked and didn’t like.
Now, after numerous incidents that left me sick and bedridden with hangovers from hell, I’ve decided that wine is my preferred alcoholic beverage.
Not only does it have twice the alcohol content as most beers, but it’s chock-full of antioxidants and researchers just found evidence that it can even help you lose weight if you drink it before bedtime.
Scientists from Washington State University and Harvard Medical School discovered a chemical in wine, called resveratrol, that helps the body’s fat cells from acquiring more fat.
They found that drinking two glasses of wine a day can help lower your risk for obesity by about 70 percent.
Wine can serve as a preventive measure against obesity. The 13-year Harvard University longitudinal study showed that women who drank two glasses of red wine a day had a 70% reduced risk of obesity compared to non-drinkers.
Another thing that red wine is good for is fighting obesity itself. The Washington State University study showed that wine had properties which turned “white fat” into “beige fat”, which can be burnt off easily.
Red wine owes these transformative effects to a polyphenol called Resveratrol. Resveratrol can be found in the skins of the grapes and is produced in response to injury, or when the plant is attacked by fungi, bacteria or other pathogens.
When consumed by humans, resveratrol has antioxidative properties that can help you to fight obesity, diabetes, improve the health of your heart and bones and even contribute to longevity.
Red wine is abundant in resveratrol, so indulging in some before bed is not only rewarding after a hard day of work and obligations, but also very healthy.
And, if you needed any more reason to go grab a few bottles of wine, Harvard’s study on weight gain found that out of 20,000 people tested, every single one that gained a significant amount of weight did not drink alcohol!
Why before bed, you may ask?
An Arizona State University study found that resveratrol has the ability to suppress appetite. This means no more late night snacks that can boost your blood sugar levels and calorie intake (and thus create new fatty layers for you to burn off).
The combination of the effects from resveratrol is simply fascinating. Imagine: you reward yourself before bed with some quality red wine and it does most of the obesity-fighting job for you while you enjoy.
It suppresses your nightly appetite, turns your white fat into beige fat that you can easily burn off, and it protects your health.
Do you want to stress less, sleep better, and feel abundantly happier… without drugs or anything crazy?
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