How does the Wine Diet work?

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Red wine is packed full of procyanidins - chemicals that may help keep your blood vessels healthy and reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. A glass a day is good for you but drink any more and you could actually reverse all the good you're doing. Your absolute limit is 250ml a day, about a third of a bottle.

The foods in this diet plan are full of anti-oxidants and 'good' fats, both of which will help keep you looking and feeling younger. A Mediterranean-style diet may even protect you against cancer, diabetes and dementia.

Who is it good for?

People who can't resist a drink in the evenings. People who'd like to eat more healthily long-term - a Mediterranean diet is a varied and healthy lifestyle choice.

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What are the drawbacks?

Most of the dinners are made from scratch so this could be time consuming. Fruit, veg and proteins like lean meat can be expensive.

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