Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Grape Juice or Wine

Grapes and red grape juice contain flavonoids and antioxidants which reduce the risk of heart disease. Grape juice scores higher in natural plant antioxidants than any of the other juices or beverages tested including red wine and cranberry juice cocktail on a per serving basis. The antioxidants, called proanthocyanidins, are part of a larger family of plant compounds known as flavanoids that have been linked to lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

Red wine also contains a resveratrol, which reduces the risk of blood clots. Resveratrol is found in the skin and seeds of grapes. However, eating small amount of grapes may not provide enough resveratrol to have a significant health benefit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Resveratrol targets various molecules in the body, including the siRT1 sirtuin molecule. In turn, siRT1 promotes the growth of new mitochondria, which are the power generators in our cells. The benefit is that while old mitochondria emit more of the free radicals which are damaging to our health, the new mitochondria converts energy in our cells more cleanly.

Some companies offer 500mg pure Resveratrol capsules.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pulPeople who reported consuming one or two alcoholic drinks a day, particularly wine, were about one-quarter less likely to be hospitalized later for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said a researcher here.

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