Gina Florio
Updated May 01, 2018 @ 12:10 pm
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Science is on our side today. Those smart people in white coats who clock in long hours in research labs have found out drinking two glasses of wine a night can reduce your chances of becoming obese by up to 70 percent. Yes, you read that correctly. Two glasses. 70 percent. AWESOME.

The real benefits here aren’t about being “thin.” This isn’t about looking a certain way. Notice the studies were specific about how wine prevents obesity, not just putting on a few extra pounds. Obesity has been linked to devastating health conditions, such as heart disease, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes, so there’s more at stake than just fitting into your skinny jeans.

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Okay, now let’s talk about why wine could be your new hero. By now, you know that wine contains a magical ingredient called resveratrol, which slows down signs of aging. Experts at Harvard University and Washington State University claim that resveratrol also stops the fat cells in your body from accumulating bad fat. Also, enjoying some wine in your PJs keeps your belly full and prevents you from munching on things that come out of crinkly bags late at night.

You don’t have to believe me. Take it from the scientists. Harvard surveyed 20,000 people who have recently gained weight, only to find that not a single one of them were wine connoisseurs. Research at Denmark University also found that people who indulged in a nice glass (or two) of red every day had smaller waistlines than those who didn’t. Like the French. Or like Cersei.

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All that to say: Drink up, my friend.