Winos, rejoice! A Washington State University study revealed an unexpected benefit of drinking wine. Researchers found that having a glass of wine before bed can actually help you lose weight. Here is how.
The wonders of red wine
The main component in the weight loss capabilities of wine is Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a compound found in red wine that can turn white fat cells into beige fat cells. The difference between the two fats? Beige fat has been shown to burn more easily than white fat.
In the study from Washington State University, mice were given a high-fat diet. One group received resveratrol while the other group was given nothing. Surprisingly, the resveratrol group gained 40 percent less weight than the control group.
Wine drinkers are warned
Now we know what you might think. Bring the Merlot! However, there are a few reasons why you should only consume a modest amount of wine. One reason is that drinking too much alcohol can affect your sleep.
"At first, you may feel drowsy and fall asleep easily, but Timothy Roehrs, head of research at the Detroit Henry Ford Hospital's Sleep Disorders and Research Center, said," But in the end, you wake up more often in the middle of the night and alcohol interferes with your sleep , Sleep disorders can be avoided if the blood alcohol content is below 0.04. If you think you are interfering with BAC levels, try eating a small snack before going to bed.
Benefits without the schnapps
So, what if you want to take advantage of Resveratrol, but you are not too big on red wine?
Fruits such as blueberries, grapes and strawberries all contain natural sources of resveratrol. These are great opportunities for anyone watching them massas they are low calorie snacks Options. Maybe a bowl of blueberries and a nice glass of Cabernet would be nice for your weight loss goals.