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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Grape Seeds - the seeds themselves are a nutritional element

We’ve all bought seedless grapes. Who wants those crunchy little buggers ruining their juicy grape experience? Well, we might be missing the most important nutritional element in grapes – proanthocyanidins – if we forgo the seeds.

An article at newstarget takes a look at the conventional view of grape seeds, as well as the alternative view, and points out several reasons you might want to start seeking out grapes with seeds. For one, they have been shown to hold antioxidant, anti-inflammatory (see inflammation), anti-cancer and anti-atherogenic properties. They are also thought to protect the heart, blood and liver, while fighting breast, lung and stomach cancers.

Why are so many seedless grapes being sold? The article suggests the public is being denied a natural, healing product.

If you’re already too fond of grapes without seeds, you may want to try a grape seed extract. There are many different brands and types that can be found in health food stores or on the internet.

For more information and resources, visit the original article at: Eat the seeds

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At February 23, 2008 7:53 AM , Blogger Hanlie said...

They are also good for sperm quality because of their high anti-oxidant content!


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