Drinking Red Wine Makes You Skinnier, Says Science

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Red Wine Makes You Skinnier

It doesn't matter how crazy or wild your day has been; everyone knows that curling up with a glass of red wine at the end of the night is always a good idea. Now, science has given us one more reason why our boozy mornings (because it's happy hour somewhere, amirite?) benefit our health.

According to Family Planning Health Organization, red wine makes you skinnier, lowers your blood sugar and reduces your liver fat.

The study conducted by Harvard University "tracked a group of 20,000 women for 13 years and concluded that women who drank two glasses of wine a day were less likely to be obese. Other studies have confirmed that red wine can help the body burn fat."

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It's interesting to note that these women's risk of becoming obese was lowered by about 70 percent, especially when you take into consideration the countless studies that have published saying the opposite.

In a more recent study by Oregon State's College of Agricultural Studies, it was also found that ellagic acid (which helps your body burn fat) is to blame for your shrinking waistline. 

Researchers went on to say that "ellagic acid retards the growth of fat cells, and slows down the formation of new ones. It also boosts the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver... Burning more fat in the liver improves liver function in overweight people.” 

We always knew that downing a glass (or two) of red wine after a long day was most likely good for our health, but now, science has thankfully backed those facts up. Go ahead and drink your wine at six in the morning — it’s for the good of your health, of course. And who could forget that red wine makes you skinnier?

There’s nothing like the sensation of winding down with a glass of wine before bed. But before you hit the bottom of the bottle, remember that moderation is probably your safest bet. Happy buzz!


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