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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Substituting Grape Juice and Grape Seed Extract for Wine

Most of us know that drinking a glass or two of wine a day is a great way to lessen the risk of heart disease and cancer, while lowering cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, too much wine can cause bodily damage over time and is not healthy for those with alcohol issues.

Fortunately, a new study suggests that you can substitute grape juice for wine with the same healthy effects, without the added alcohol. The study was funded by Welch's Foods Inc. and reported that eating both red grape skins and seeds, or taking grape seed extract was just as healthy as partaking of wine. Welch’s Food Inc. is a branch of the National Grape Cooperative Association.

However, not just any grape juice will do. Grape juice must have a high level of polyphenols to offer health benefits. Grapes offer resveratrol and proanthocyanidins, both of which offer cardiovascular and heart benefits.








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1 Comments:

At June 19, 2009 10:43 AM , Anonymous grape seed said...

I have been taking an antioxidant supplement from Top Form Nutrition called My Hero, it has Green Tea, Grape Seed, Pomegranate, and Glutathione.
It seems to be working well i havent been sick or even close to it in over a year ! :)
I highly recommend an antioxidant supplement for overall health and fitness, cheers!

 

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