Turns out drinking wine might actually help you lose weight, depending on how much you drink and the time of day you consume it.
A great many of you reading this will enjoy nothing more than kicking back at the end of a long day and enjoying a glass of wine or two. We know it isn't good for us, but of the things we are able to enjoy in life, what is? Pretty much everything that is enjoyable to consume is on an ever-growing list of food and drink that is damaging to our bodies and takes time off of our lives.
Those of you who do drink wine will already be yelling about the benefits of drinking the beverage in moderation. We are all very aware of the antioxidants that we get from drinking red wine. However, we have been led to believe that the cons of drinking wine far outweigh the pros. Although that is still true, it might not be as unfriendly a balance as you might think.
A new study conducted by Washington State University has discovered that wine is better for us than we have been led to believe. That's due to the drink containing something called resveratrol. It sounds a little like a chemical or poison from a low budget movie, but is actually something that helps the body lose weight.
Resveratrol turns white fat stored in your body into beige fat. White fat is the type of fat that hangs around and typically leads to weight gain. Beige fat, on the other hand, doesn't hang around for long and is much easier to burn off. The researchers behind the study also want to clarify that although consuming wine may help weight loss, you still shouldn't have more than a glass or two a day, and reserve the drinking until the evening.
On top of that, the researchers also highlighted that resveratrol is also found in fruit. In fact, as you might imagine, more of it is found in fruit than in wine. Ergo, eating fruit is a more effective way to get your fill of resveratrol than drinking wine. Nevertheless, we feel a lot happier about drinking a glass every evening than we did before learning about this study.