We love winding down with a little bubbly, so we were thrilled to hear this news: Alcohol stimulates thermogenesis, a heat-producing process in the body that can increase calorie burn by 14 percent for up to 90 minutes. The payoff: Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston discovered that sipping a cocktail or two daily can reduce the risk of weight gain by as much as 30 percent.
What’s more, sipping a daily glass of white wine can ensure a smooth and radiant complexion, according to Spanish researchers. They explain that the drink’s polyphenols help prevent the breakdown of collagen, a protein that makes skin cells firm, plump and elastic.
Here’s the yummy recipe:
1 bottle of sparkling wine
4 oz. of Chambord
2 Tbs. of fresh-squeezed orange juice
2 Tbs. of pomegranate seeds
Combine ingredients and pour in Champagne glasses.