What Happens to Your Waistline When You Drink a Glass of Red Wine Before Bed?
Not all drinks and beverages are bad for you, of course some are filled with sugar or corn syrup, they will not help you reach your health goals. There are some drinks that won’t hurt your waistline, but can be beneficial instead.
Red wine contains a chemical called Ellagic acid which can slow the growth of fat cells and stop formation of new ones, so your body burns more fat. This chemical also boosts metabolism of fatty acids in liver cells. New research shows that drinking one-half a bottle of wine in the evening can help you lose weight faster.
Women who drank 1-2 glasses were more likely to lose weight than women who didn’t in the study.
A glass or two of red wine has been shown to cut cravings, appetite, and help to make you feel more relaxed, which means less eating and an earlier bedtime, it can also lower your blood pressure.
Here are some more wonderful benefits of red wine:
We can consider it a cancer treatment, the active antioxidant in red wine known as quercetin can kill cancer cells, it helps induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, most often colon cancer.
According to researchers and data obtained, it also helps lower risk of heart disease and stroke. Tannins in red wine that give it it’s red color, contain procyanidins, known for protecting against heart disease. Resveratrol also helps to remove chemicals responsible for causing blood clots, a primary cause of coronary disease. Daily consumption of red wine cuts blood clot-related stroke rates by 50 percent.
Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent a variety of different cancers. It’s also great for heart health and preventing Alzheimer’s, as it helps prevent cell damage.
Drinking a glass of red wine every night increases levels of good cholesterol HDL while helping reduce the bad, LDL.
Red wine can help you live longer. According to data received, red wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer, vodka, or any other beverage drinkers, according to a 29-year-long study. Resveratrol is a polyphenol that could be responsible for wine’s longevity benefits, researchers believe any diet rich in polyphenols is beneficial, they are known for protecting against chronic disease.
We have mentioned resveratrol several times, so what is resveratrol? It’s found in high concentrations in red wine and in the skin of grapes. According to doctors Jeffrey Stuart and Ellen Robb, “this compound helps to break down fats and reduces the amount of fat in your body. By helping to reduce your body fat, the high resveratrol content in red wines can help you lose weight.”
There are many benefits to drinking red wine, especially before bedtime, what do you think? Would you consider drinking a glass or two every night to relax and to whittle your waistline?
Wang et al. Alcohol Consumption, Weight Gain, and Risk of Becoming Overweight in Middle-aged and Older Women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2010; 170 (5): 453 DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.527