After the great news earlier this month that chocolate can actually be good for you, we have found something just as exciting.
Apparently, red wine can help you lose weight… and we are SO happy about this!
New research has found that an ingredient in berries and grapes can turn fat stored in your body, into calorie burning fat.
This ingredient, resveratrol (an antioxidant), can also be ingested by just eating the grapes and berries of course, but drinking some red wine in moderation does the trick nicely too.
In a study conducted by researchers at Washington State University, mice were fed high-fat diets and split into two groups: one was given resveratrol and the other wasn’t.
This was tested on mice in which researchers discovered that the group of mice given resveratrol gained about 40 percent less weight than the other group who weren’t.
The lead researcher in the study, Professor Min Du, explained how resveratrol works “They convert white fat into beige fat which burns lipids (fats) off as heat, helping to keep the body in balance and prevent obesity and metabolic dysfunction”