Red Wine Baths Are a Thing, Just Ask Amar’e Stoudemire

Next time you buy a bottle of red wine, take a bath in it. According to Amar’e Stoudemire’s Instagram and performance on the court, taking a red wine bath is very beneficial to your body’s health.

The pro athlete has been nursing his body and especially his surgically repaired knees for more than six months in a bath where the water has been substituted for red wine. It must be helping because ESPN reports he’s feeling great following three preseason games in four nights.

“The red wine bath is very important to me because it allows me to create more circulation in my red blood cells,” Stoudemire said after a three-hour practice with the Knicks on Thursday (Oct 16). “Plus, it’s very hot, so it’s like a hot tub. But it’s also the red wine … just kind of soothes the body.”

His vinotherapy (red wine treatment) is offered at a few spas and helps the skin against aging. According to Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa in NYC, the “grape polyphenols fight against free radicals, which cause 80 percent of skin aging. … In addition to their exceptional antioxidant power, polyphenols reinforce microcirculation, protect elastin and collagen fibers and prevent the destruction of the fundamental elements of the skin’s support tissues.”

Photo Credit: Instagram

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