There are certain miracles we really wish for in life. We鈥檇 love聽to finally get that acceptance to Hogwarts (even if it鈥檚 over 10 years late). We鈥檇 love to be gifted an endless supply of tacos. But what we really, really want is for our love of vino to magically act as a secret weight loss elixir. Unfortunately, we鈥檙e still waiting on the tacos and聽Hogwarts letter, but today we鈥檙e bringing you some seriously amazing news re:聽that wine wish. According to Marie Claire UK, science now admits that a generous serving of wine before bed could actually be the secret to losing weight.

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Here鈥檚 the deal: There鈥檚 a chemical found in red wine called resveratrol. Basically, resveratrol prevents your fat cells from gaining even more fat.聽Marie Claire chatted with scientists over at聽Washington State University and Harvard who backed up this finding and suggest you drink not just a teaspoon of wine to reap this health miracle, but 鈥 wait for it 鈥 at least TWO glasses. They say that drinking this much before bed could help reduce obesity by up to 70 percent.

How can this be possible? The idea is that the calories you consume drinking wine will help keep you full, therefore reducing the urge to reach for those ultra fattening late-night snacks. (Ben and Jerry鈥檚, we鈥檙e looking at you.) As if that wasn鈥檛 enough of an incentive, a previous study by Serenata Flowers聽also claims that resveratrol can help prevent the loss of eyesight and tooth decay, help slow the body鈥檚 aging process and fight off the common cold. So, uh, yeah鈥 if you need us, we鈥檒l be over here scrambling for聽the nearest聽corkscrew.

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