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2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Could Encourage Weight Loss, and We’ll Drink to That

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According to an article that first appeared in “Food & Wine” magazine (so fingers crossed there’s an ounce of truth in this, so we can quickly lose the ounces based on the theory), two studies that were completed recently revealed that consuming wine before bedtime has the potential to encourage weight loss.

Scientists from Washington State University discovered that the polyphenol we know as resveratrol  (found in red wine) can aid in the transformation of white fat into beige fat (which is something we can burn off). Additionally, a Harvard study discovered a link between weight loss and the consumption of wine – citing that research subjects who drank two glasses of wine per day were 70 percent less likely to be obese. This was based on a cross-section of 20,000 women over a period of 13 years.

2 Glasses of Wine Before Bed Could Encourage Weight Loss and We’ll Drink to That

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Although we believe this to be cause for celebration, not to mention a trip to the closest Texas Hill Country winery, professor Min Du, who authored the Washington State University study, said that “Many of the beneficial polyphenols are insoluble and get filtered out during the wine production process.” To make the most of resveratrol, which is found naturally, he suggests selecting grapes, strawberries, or blueberries as your bedtime snack of choice, all of which are very rich in the compound. Cheers to science getting our hopes up! Now, who wants to experiment and study this further?