This is not a drill, folks. You read that headline right.
When people consider a diet plan, they usually seek to cut out things that taste good and are high in fat or calories. That typically calls for no butter or fried foods, and no wine, beer or fruity alcoholic drinks, because many believe that the hidden sugar in alcohol can counter your plans to shed a few pounds.
But according to a study, wine could actually be your BFF in more ways than one by helping combat obesity.
We all know that red wine is great for heart health and lowering cholesterol, but the fermented beverage could also have an impact on your fat cells.
Washington State University conducted a study in 2015, and found that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, can boost your chances of turning white fat into beige fat. And for those who are unaware, beige fat is known to prevent obesity.
This brings good news, but keep in mind that you shouldn’t be chugging red wine to simply reap the benefits of resveratrol and to lose weight. This information should just serve as knowledge that red wine does in fact help to combat obesity, in addition to its other health benefits.
And as always, drink responsibly.