You’ve probably heard that a glass of red wine has many health benefits. But red wine isn’t the only way grapes can supercharge your health.
The seeds of grapes are even more powerful. They contain disease-fighting nutrients so potent I call them super-antioxidants.
More effective and more diverse than standard antioxidants, they’ve been scientifically proven to:
Save skin from the ravages of photo aging
Fight infections like an antibiotic
Improve blood sugar and insulin sensitivity
Slow aging of the brain and increase mental capacity
Promotes good cholesterol
Strengthen blood vessels
Today, I’ll share about two food products from grapes you almost never hear about – grapeseed extract & grapeseed oil. Adding these to what you eat is one of the easiest adjustments you’ll ever make and one of the most beneficial.
The driving forces behind grape seeds are something called procyanidins. They go after free radicals like nothing else. In fact, they are 20 times stronger than vitamin E and 50 times stronger than vitamin C.
Years of scientific research backs this up: Studies from the State University of New York show that grapeseed oil raises HDL (good cholesterol) by 13% and lowers triglycerides (blood fat) by 17%. Studies also show that grapeseed procyanidins strengthen the cells just under the surface of the skin and help them resist premature aging from ultraviolet radiation.
Grapeseed is also high in linoleic acid – an important essential fatty acid. This also helps protect the skin, but more importantly, helps prevent blood from clotting. Studies show that this action helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Grapeseed extract has also been shown to lower heart rate and blood pressure all by itself. Grapeseed also boosts glutathione, one of your body’s strongest antioxidants and another powerful skin defender.
And did you know that people who have higher glutathione levels can live longer and report a greater sense of well being along with reduced body fat?
How to Make Grapeseed Extract and Grapeseed Oil a Part of Your Meals
Grapeseed extract comes from the small seeds (and occasionally the skins) of red grapes – the same kinds that are pressed to make wine. Grapeseed oil comes from the same seeds – but after the juice is pressed.
1. Cooking with grapeseed oil can be a real joy. You can use it instead of olive oil. Aside from the fantastic health benefits, grapeseed oil has a very high smoke point.
Regular olive oil starts to smoke at 250 degrees. Grapeseed oil won’t smoke until it reaches 485 degrees. This means you can sauté and pan-sear your favourite fish, meats and vegetables at high temperatures without burning the oil. And you can rub fish or chicken with grapeseed oil before baking.
2. If you want all the benefits in a more convenient form, you can take grapeseed extract as a supplement. It is suggested 100mg of grapeseed extract twice a day. To get a consistent result, take it regularly. The procyanidins dissipate over time. Only 30% will stay in your system after 24hrs.
3. LifeCell Australia has in stock the LC Collagen Booster with Resveratrol also found in the skins of grapes. When you take the recommended daily dose of 2 capsules you will receive 180mg. This product also contains Collagen, Vitamin C & Hyaluronic acid. All the nutrients help to improve and rebuild tissue. It also acts as a skin plumper to help prevent and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Here’s to being Beautifully Naturally!!