Adding this to your bedtime routine may help you lose weight

The study found that resveratrol can fend off heart disease, reduce LDL cholesterol, and help you lose weight.

Well, this is great news if you love to have a little wine nightcap before bed. A new study finds that having some vino before bed may actually help you lose weight.

The study, from Washington State University, looks into the power of resveratrol, a polyphenol. It is found in red wine and in addition to preventing damage to blood vessels and the formation of blood clots, fending off heart disease, reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol … and it also can help you lose weight.

It converts excess white fat into the much better calorie-burning beige fat (the prettiest of all fats.) Animal Sciences Professor Min Du and visiting scientist Songbo Wang demonstrated through experimentation that mice fed a diet with 0.1% resveratrol were able to turn their excess white fat into beige fat.

Another study also found that drinking wine at night could also help reduce pre-bed snacking which could also help with weight loss.

Now you could just eat some berries and grapes as they have resveratrol but that would be way less fun.

Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.