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Cellulite Fighting Foods #2: Red Wine

August 02, 2014 1 min read

There's nothing quite like a glass of red wine to take the edge off in the evenings, and red wine is the best alcohol you can drink for your heart health. Good news: red wine is also EXCELLENT for helping you deal with cellulite. Red wine is loaded with flavonoids and other antioxidants. Resveratrol is one such antioxidant, and it's the nutrient that gives the wine its rich red color. Resveratrol offers a wide range of health benefits, but it's particularly effective in preventing and dealing with cellulite. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Source: temeculawines.org[/caption] The antioxidant is effective at blocking two of the enzymes that promote the breakdown of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin fresh, hydrated, and tight. By preventing collagen breakdown, you are essentially preventing the fatty deposits beneath your skin from dimpling. The antioxidants in red wine can also help to lower levels of estrogen, the hormone which leads to the breakdown of collagen and ultimately cause cellulite. Bonus benefits: Red wine  increases good cholesterol levels, lowers bad cholesterol levels, prevents heart damage, and possibly reduce your risk of clotting and inflammation.  
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Resources: http://www.activebeat.com/diet-nutrition/15-foods-proven-to-help-fight-cellulite/ , http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/red-wine/art-20048281 , http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/science-unlocks-cellulite-1.htm

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