Drinking Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight

One study is claiming that wine and weight loss go hand-in-hand.

Looking to shed a few pounds? According to science, some nighttime wine might just be the solution.

A study out of Washington State University from July 2015 showed that wine and weight loss go hand-in-hand, thanks to a substance called resveratrol. The compound, which is found in red wine, was shown to help convert 'white fat' into "beige fat." (The latter is easier to burn off.)

As far as when it's best to sip on that vino, a separate 2012 study concluded that a late-night glass of wine curbed snacking, which, in turn, aided in weight loss (but, it should be noted that the study involved bees, not humans).

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

So while this news may tempt you to keep a bottle of red on your nightstand, not so fast—doctors are typically wary of recommending that people start drinking wine, since too much alcohol can obviously have harmful effects on the body. It's also worth noting that there are much more efficient (and potentially healthier) ways of reaping the benefits of resveratrol.

"Many of the beneficial polyphenols are insoluble and get filtered out during the wine production process," said Professor Min Du of Washington State. Instead, he suggests snacking on blueberries, grapes and strawberries, all of which are natural sources of resveratrol.

What do you think?

Life
Share
5 Quick and Easy Moves to Lose Fat From Upper Body *Real* Fast!
Bonus: you can do all of these at home!
Life
Share
5 Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer EVERY Girl Needs to Look Out For
It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, so make sure you recognise the signs before it's too late.
Life
Share
13 Genius Ways to Ignore 1000+ Calories From Your Diet Every Day!
Small changes, BIG difference!
Life
Share
These are the Best Tricks For Lazy People to Lose Weight
Want the benefits of a vigorous fitness workout without having to spend hours exercising?
GIF
Life
Share
5 Easy Home Exercises For Bigger Boobs
Throw those padded bras away!
Life
Share
These Strapless Undies Are Just Utterly Bizarre
"They're the answer to panty lines," the company says. "Yikes," the world replies.
GIF
Life
Share
14 Snoring Remedies That Actually Work
One in 10 Americans say that snoring has hurt their relationships. Don't be one of them.
Life
Share
10 Things to Do If You Want to Lose Weight From Dieting
Bonus: the gifs are gold!
Life
Share
8 Interesting, Little-Known Things You Didn't Know About Pubic Hair
What lies beneath...
Life
Share
So This Is Why Your Period Blood Smells
You know you've wondered.