Ever heard of The French Paradox?
No, it’s not a thriller by Robert Ludlum. Or a film starring Gene Hackman. It’s a phenomenon described in 1992 by Dr. Serge Renaud, a scientist from Bordeaux University. He pointed out that while the Mediterranean diet in France was higher in animal fats compared to other
European diets, they suffered less heart disease than the rest of us.
The finger of truth was pointed firmly at the French penchant for consuming glasses of red wine with their meals. Now, it isn’t alcohol that helps regulate the blood flow. And it isn’t the volume of wine that keeps those French arteries functioning.
It has been suggested that the small daily dose of chemicals present in red grapes is the secret.
Some good news about heart disease prevention
In 2006 Researchers in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that red grapes improved cholesterol levels and the inflammatory markers associated with heart disease.
It’s the chemicals known as “polyphenols” in grapes which are likely to be responsible for the observed effects of red grape juice claim the authors.
On April 23 this year, some bran new research results were announced by University of Michigan. They suggest that grapes may prevent heart health risks “beyond the simple blood pressure-lowering impact that can come from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables”.
The reason is that the antioxidants in red grapes ‘turn on’ a protein called glutathione. This is one of the main defenders against the damage of oxidative stress. This oxidative stress is one of the major factors in heart
So how can you get all the heart protecting benefits of red grapes? Mike Adams, author of The Seven Laws of Nutrition told the Natural News website recently:
“You can get the same benefits be eating both red grape skins, which contain resveratrol, and red grape seeds, which contain proanthocyanidins, another powerful heart medicine with miraculous cardiovascular benefits. Grape seed extract supplements are also another way to experience the benefits…”
Red grapes, red grape seeds, and red grape seed extract: three easy natural ways to protect your heart, then. Get them into your fruit bowl pronto!
As Gordon Ramsay would say: “Red grape heart disease protection snack… DONE.”
Resveratrol – The New Anti-Ageing Discovery
In addition to red wine and grape skins, resveratrol is also found in blueberries, cranberries and other plants, and recent animal and in vitro studies indicate that it can have a positive effect on helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, supporting insulin health and optimizing metabolic and immune pathways that protect cells and improve mitochondrial function.
Now you can get it all in concentrated form.
One capsule of Resveratrol Select includes as much resveratrol as 200 glasses of wine – without the added calories that alcohol can add to the waistline. But consuming resveratrol alone isn’t enough to help with weight loss – so the manufacturers of Resveratrol Select also added a different type of antioxidant, Green Tea Extract (EGCG), which could make a substantial difference.
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