Yes, you read it right. According to recent researches from Harvard and Washington State University, drinking half a bottle of red wine at night can help you shred those extra pounds. It even helps you lose weight quicker!
What Science Says
A lot of us have mistakenly believed that alcohol intake could lead to weight gain but new scientific evidence proves this myth wrong. Well, at least for wine, weight gain is not possible.
A long-term study conducted by Harvard University found that women who take at least 1 or 2 glasses of wine (or a half bottle of red wine) before bedtime were less likely to become obese compared to non-drinkers. The study involved nearly 20,000 middle-aged women of normal weight and it came to show that engaging in this nightly tipple helps get rid of obesity by 70 percent.
In another story from DailyMail, a woman named Linda Monk reaped the benefits from this habit when she lost 6 lbs in just a span of three weeks. She said that red wine helps her suppress her cravings for unhealthy food choices like sweets, biscuits, or chocolates during the night and sipping some great cold wine or a juice also makes her feel relax without her having to go out late at night to eat. In case if you also like to drink cold red wine which is unusual, you may consider buying a refrigerator. There are different budget types and classification in WineCoolerLab to find the best fit wine cooler.
Moderation is the key. We all know how important this line is and this also applies to drinking wine. Over indulgence will never result to anything good instead, experts warned that too much intake of alcohol exposes you to many diseases such as disease of the liver and breast cancer for women.
A glass of wine or two, savoured with a healthy meal is enough to contribute to weight loss and keeping healthy.
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This is great news especially for wine lovers out there. Red wine has a chemical known as Ellagic Acid which acts to slow down the growth of fat cells and stop the formation of new ones, so our bodies burn more fats and help us become slimmer. The chemical is also known for boosting metabolism of fat acids in the liver.
Red wine contributes to achieving a healthy weight because of how it is digested in the body. It triggers the body especially that of the women to burn more calories because women are found to have lesser enzymes that metabolize alcohol compared to men.
This means that for the drink to get digested, a woman’s body needs to keep producing enzymes which also requires the body to keep burning energy instead of storing them like how it usually happens when we eat fattening snacks like chocolate. What can you say ladies? Swapping those chocolates with a glass of wine is certainly worth it!
Well, not just that. Red wine also contains quercetin, an antioxidant which can kill cancer cells. That is why, it is also believed that red wine can aid in treating cancer, most specifically in the colon.
Ongoing researches also suggest that red wine helps in lowering bad cholesterol level in the body thus helping regulate hypertension and we have Resveratrol to thank for. Wine drinkers are found to have a healthier cardiovascular system and have lesser risks of having a heart disease.
However, if you’re not used to drinking wine, you can always choose the traditional way of keeping healthy through eating nutritious foods and doing regular exercise. You can’t just drink bottles of wine and expect your figure to abruptly change. Like what is always said, moderation is the key.
But if you’re interested trying on a different way of losing weight, it is always not too late to try and start the habit of drinking half a bottle of red wine every night. Instead of spending on loads of snacks, chocolate bars and other sweet treats, invest in a great tasting wine and drink it with some friends or a loved one.
Just for a bonus fact, wine is a natural aphrodisiac! It promotes good blood circulation which produces a warm and tingling sensation on the skin and helps you get focused. No, we aren’t experts to try and recommend it but it’s proven and tested to help get you in the mood! *wink*
Now, let’s toss a celebratory glass to that!