What Happens to Your Waistline When You Drink a Glass of Red Wine Before Bed?

My absolute thanks to “POSITIVE MED” for this extremely enlightening article about the great benefits of drinking red wine…

So…cheers to everyone.

Not all drinks and beverages are bad for you, of course, some are filled with sugar or corn syrup, they will not help you reach your health goals. There are some drinks that won’t hurt your waistline, but can be beneficial instead.

Red wine contains a chemical called Ellagic acid which can slow the growth of fat cells and stop formation of new ones, so your body burns more fat. This chemical also boosts metabolism of fatty acids in liver cells. New research shows that drinking one-half a bottle of wine in the evening can help you lose weight faster.

What Happens to Your Waistline When You Drink a Glass of Red Wine Before Bed

Women who drank 1-2 glasses were more likely to lose weight than women who didn’t in the study.
A glass or two of red wine has been shown to cut cravings, appetite, and help to make you feel more relaxed, which means less eating and an earlier bedtime, it can also lower your blood pressure.

Here are some more wonderful benefits of red wine:

We can consider it a cancer treatment, the active antioxidant in red wine known as quercetin can kill cancer cells, it helps induce natural cell death in certain types of cancers, most often colon cancer.
According to researchers and data obtained, it also helps lower risk of heart disease and stroke. Tannins in red wine that give it its red color, contain procyanidins, known for protecting against heart disease. Resveratrol also helps to remove chemicals responsible for causing blood clots, a primary cause of coronary disease. Daily consumption of red wine cuts blood clot-related stroke rates by 50 percent.

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent a variety of different cancers. It’s also great for heart health and preventing Alzheimer’s, as it helps prevent cell damage.

Drinking a glass of red wine every night increases levels of good cholesterol HDL while helping reduce the bad, LDL.

Red wine can help you live longer. According to data received, red wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer, vodka, or any other beverage drinkers, according to a 29-year-long study. Resveratrol is a polyphenol that could be responsible for wine’s longevity benefits, researchers believe any diet rich in polyphenols is beneficial, they are known for protecting against chronic disease.

We have mentioned resveratrol several times, so what is resveratrol? It’s found in high concentrations in red wine and in the skin of grapes. According to doctors Jeffrey Stuart and Ellen Robb, “this compound helps to break down fats and reduces the amount of fat in your body. By helping to reduce your body fat, the high resveratrol content in red wines can help you lose weight.”

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There are many benefits to drinking red wine, especially before bedtime, what do you think? Would you consider drinking a glass or two every night to relax and to whittle your waistline?



13 Questions To Help You Find Your Purpose In Life

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I’m always on the lookout for thought provoking articles and essays…

Here’s a really good one to get you thinking… just exactly where you are, what your are doing, what you are achieving…is it right for you and having discovered where you need to be and doing…what are you putting into practice to make it happen??

My thanks to : ASHLEY DENTINO for this article…

 When I ask my health coaching clients what makes them the happiest in their lives right now, it’s always something different. Happiness means something completely different to each and every one of  Read

Many people frequently find themselves living one life, but yearning for something more. And that yearning usually doesn’t just happen once; it often happens every couple of years.

You may start feeling a stir inside that brings questions to the surface, like, “Who am I?” and “What am I here to do?”

How you answer those questions can aim your life in a new direction. The questions have the potential to guide you closer to what you truly want in the next unfolding of your life. They can also help you begin participating in the world in a new, more aligned way.

If you don’t take the time to pause and reflect, you’ll start feeling stuck, bored, blocked, out of the flow, depressed, frustrated or sad. Something inside of you is calling on you to grow, and if you suppress that inner guidance, you’ll probably suffer on some level. It seeps into your relationships, your job — everything.

During this time, you’re being asked to tap into the invisible force that naturally guides everything to its highest level of creative possibility.

But in order to co-create with this invisible force and get traction on your path, you must first uncover your deepest desires. They’re part of the inner guidance system that will lead you to a fulfilling life.

I know it’s easy to sweep your desires under the rug because you might not see how they could be possible. They may not be the norm in society or you may feel like you don’t have the support system you need, but these desires are your ticket to a life with more purpose and meaning.

Lifting up the rug and uncovering your deep desires isn’t hard or scary. All it takes is a conscious pause in your day to presence what is trying to happen through you.

There are a lot of questions here to help you sense what is trying to happen next through you. Answer them all or just answer the ones that resonate.

  1. If I continue doing what I’m doing, what kind of person will I be in five years?
  2. What do I wish I spent more time doing?
  3. What do other people always thank me for?
  4. What completely absorbs my interest and attention?
  5. What do I need to do to truly enjoy my work and effectively lead others?
  6. What weight am I carrying that prevents me from moving forward?
  7. What dream do I need to start moving toward?
  8. When did I feel like I was being completely authentic?
  9. How do I know when I’m being completely authentic?Why am I doing what I’m currently doing?
  10. When do I constantly have to adapt and act like I’m someone else?
  11. Where will I end up if I continue to show the world a facade and keep underutilizing my strengths?
  12. When was the last time I lit myself up and turned my energy on?

After looking for themes in the questions above …

  • Who am I in the next phase of my life?
  • How do I want to feel in the next phase of my life?
  • What do I do in the next phase of my life?

Every failure can be a success…!!

Failure is part of success

Did you show up…??

Maybe life is about turning up

New measures that will make the age pension fairer as well as more sustainable

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More interesting reading from the Australian Liberal Party’s website

regarding the 2015 Federal budget

Under the changes:

  • More than 170,000 pensioners with modest assets will have their pensions increased by an average of $30 per fortnight.
  • Around 50,000 part pensioners will qualify for a full pension.
  • For 90%, it means no change to their pension, or a higher pension.
  • We’ve scrapped last year’s Budget proposal to constrain pension increases to CPI, including service, war widows and veterans’ disability pensions.
  • Those subject to asset threshold changes will be guaranteed eligibility for the Commonwealth Health Seniors Card (CSHC) or Health Care Card.

These measures help age pensioners on modest means.

They are also responsible measures given the difficult record debt and deficits the Government inherited from Labor.

Unlike Labor, we will not increase taxes on superannuation.


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Here is the news we have been waiting for…direct from the Australian Liberal Party’s website regarding the 2015 Federal budget…

What do you think?? Are you happy with the changes??

There will be no new taxes on superannuation under the Coalition Government.

The Government has scrapped last year’s Budget proposal to constrain pension increases, including service, war widows and veterans’ disability pensions, to the Consumer Price Index.

The Age Pension will continue to increase, twice a year, this year, and every year — at the highest available indexation rate.

From 1 January 2017, there will be changes to benefit pensioners with fewer assets (beyond the family home), combined with tightened eligibility for pensioners with higher levels of assets.

More than 170,000 pensioners with modest assets will have their pensions increased by an average of $30 per fortnight. 

For 90% of pensioners, there will be no change to their pension, or a higher pension. 

The family home is excluded for the assets test. 

Anyone who currently has a health care card will still continue to receive a concession card with exactly the same benefits.

The Age Pension is our Budget’s biggest item of expenditure – $44 billion a year (more than 10 per cent of all government spending).

The Government is determined to ensure it is sustainable and provides security for future generations of seniors.