Good news to all the wine drinkers as two new researches suggest that having a glass of wine before bed can reduce those extra pounds you worry about
Wine lovers can rejoice now as two new studies suggest that wine could be the solution to cut down on those extra pounds you worry about. Whether it's white, red, ginger or grape, pick your choice of wine to knock down those extra calories. One or two glasses of wine before bed can aid you in fighting obesity with greater ease. The researches show that wine contains a substance called resveratrol which is essential in burning fat. However, wine isn't your only saving grace in cutting down fat as you need to include a healthy diet as well as exercise to notice a difference.
According to a study conducted by Washington State University, it showed that wine had properties that converted white fat into calorie-burning beige fat. The ingredients that wines are made of such as berries, grapes, and other fruits contain a substance called resveratrol could help prevent obesity. “Polyphenols in fruit, including resveratrol, increase gene expression that enhances the oxidation of dietary fats so the body won’t be overloaded,” said Min Du, Professor of Animal Sciences. “They convert white fat into beige fat that burns lipids off as heat – helping to keep the body in balance and prevent obesity and metabolic dysfunction.”
Resveratrol has properties which aid in preventing diabetes and improving health in your heart. Du explained that resveratrol is not only present in red wine but is also abundant in fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, and apples. “Polyphenols like resveratrol are good as they enhance the oxidation of fat so it won’t be overloaded. The excess is burned off as heat,” said Du.
According to Daily Mail, another study by Harvard Medical School conducted on 20,000 women observed a 70 percent reduced risk of obesity in women who drank a glass of wine before bed as compared to non-drinkers. The wine is said to curb craving at night where alcohol is substituted with carbohydrates which derive more energy than wine. The European Conference on Obesity in Prague spoke about the increased levels of good cholesterol HDL which was derived from the red wine. Red is preferred over white wine in terms of the number of antioxidants present in them.
So if you find yourself going for that late night snack then turn to a glass of red wine and see your appetite calm down. The Daily Mail article mentions an actual case of a 47-year old woman, Linda, who swears by drinking a glass of wine as part of her diet. She runs a boutique and lives with her husband David, 55, an environmental consultant, and their children Oliver, nine, and Lucas, seven, in Chorley, Lancashire.
While resveratrol seems like the ultimate answer supporting your wine drinking time it doesn't provide an excuse to indulge on a nightly basis. Moderation is the key, along with a healthy lifestyle and eating habits. Consuming too much wine could disrupt your sleep and eventually defeat the purpose of drinking wine to lose weight. Single glass or two before bed is enough for the wine to work its magic on your accumulated fat.