Research has found that drinking almost one glass of wine a day can help you lose weight.
In recent years people have relied on exercise and dieting as a remedy to slim down. New theories say that drinking a glass of wine every night could be a key to staying slim.
A 13- year Harvard University study of 20,000 women found that those who drank half a bottle of wine a day had a 70 percent reduced risk of obesity compared to non- drinkers.
A U.S. government’s official alcohol body, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism concluded that “when alcohol is substituted for carbohydrates, subjects tend to lose weight, indicating that they derive less energy from energy from alcohol than from food.”
Another study presented at the European Conference on Obesity in Prague found that a glass of red wine every night increased the levels of the ‘good ‘cholesterol HDL.
Drinking wine at night boost metabolism and improves type 2 of diabetes. Drinking in moderation is key and a study funded by the Wellcome Trust found that male and female binge drinkers had larger waistline.
Red wine in particular contains high concentrations of resveratrol which is found in the skin of grapes and this compound according to a study helps break down fats and reduce the total amount of fat in the body.
Another reason why wine may contribute to a healthy weight is that the process of digesting the drink triggers the body to burn calories particularly in women who make a smaller amount of the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol than men.