Finally a study most of us can agree with, so crack open the Cabernet, and uncork the Merlot – because red wine before bed may help you lose weight. Yeah, you read that correctly.
According to two recent studies by Washington State University and Harvard Medical School, drinking two glasses of wine before bed can help with weight loss and obesity.
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.
The Washington State University study showed that wine had properties which turned “white fat” into “beige fat,” which is much easier to burn off, thus helping fight obesity.
Red wine owes these transformative effects to a polyphenol called Resveratrol. Resveratrol can be found in the skins of 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.
Why before bed, you may ask?