You Could Soon Get The Health Benefits Of Wine Without Drinking Alcohol
When it comes to finding the perfect career, we've all heard the saying, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Yep, there's nothing better than getting paid to do something you truly enjoy.
Unfortunately, most of the things I love to do (like, you know, watch Netflix, play with puppies and avoid responsibilities) don't even generate enough income to pay for my taco addiction, let alone my New York City apartment.
However, if one of your all-time favorite activities includes getting wine-wasted on the reg, then I have some good news for you.
Apparently, you can score some extra cash by testing the benefits of your beloved vino in the name of science!
That's right, researchers at Northumbria University are looking for people to participate in a study that aims to uncover the benefits of drinking wine.
Now, before you quit your shitty office job and decide to be a wine-guzzling guinea pig for the rest of your life, there are a few things I should probably mention.
First of all, they're only paying participants about $40 to take part in the study.
If that's not enough to crush your dreams, the study is also "purely academic," which means you won't actually be drinking rosé all day.
Instead, you'll be taking capsules filled with a compound found in red wine called resveratrol.
Yeah, I know. Talk about a serious buzzkill.
Apparently, the researchers want to examine the effect resveratrol has on improving a variety of brain functions.
Timothy Eschle, the PhD student leading the study, told Metro.co.uk that "the alcohol benefits would outweigh the potential benefits of the compound" if all of the participants actually drank wine, rather than taking the capsules.
If you're still interested in taking part in the study, researchers are seeking people between the ages of 18 and 35 to take resveratrol capsules and go in an altitude chamber to see if the resveratrol improves blood flow and brain performance in the presence of less oxygen.
While you'll be making a contribution to science, something tells me soberly suffocating in a chamber is nowhere near as much fun as getting white wine-wasted on your couch.
But hey, to each their own, right?