Another day, another survey suggesting that wine is either going to prolong your life or fast-track your death.
This time, it's good news: Drinking wine can actually contribute to weight loss, according to a study by Washington State University, cited by Delish.
Of course there are caveats: You should stick to a max of two glasses per day, and imbibe it in the evenings. (So, say so long to your morning thermos full of merlot.)
The thinking this time is that wine contains resveratrol, which is a type of polyphenol that turns "white fat" into "beige fat", and such fat is easier to burn off, according the interpretation in Delish.
"Polyphenols in fruit, including resveratrol, increase gene expression, which enhances the oxidation of dietary fats so the body won't be overloaded," researcher Professor Min Du wrote in the study. "They convert white fat into beige fat that burns lipids off as heat — helping to keep the body in balance and prevent obesity and metabolic dysfunction."
And there's a catch: "Many of the beneficial polyphenols are insoluble and get filtered out during the wine production process," Du wrote.
So yes, you might as well get yours from fruit instead. But that's just not as fun.
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