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Grape Seeds in Health Care Department

Grape seed is the part of the fruit that is the most valuable for the nutritional and healthful elements. While the seeds are not so honored in the fruit consuming process, they are favored by those who take advantage of their benefits for health conditions.

Grapes were brought to the Europe and Northern America from Asia in the beginning of 17th century. Since then the wide spread of the fruit and studies of its properties made it possible for the people to appreciate grape seed’s value as the source of antioxidants, flavonoids, linoleic acid, procyanidins and vitamin E.

The ability of grape seed’s active components to inhibit histamine and scavenge free radicals has been studied only in 80th. Since then the number of various grape seed-based fluid extracts, capsules and tables has gotten into mass production.

Grape seed extracts showed positive therapeutic actions in neutralizing free radicals and thus producing antioxidant effects - preventing cell death and aging processes and more serious health problems, heart disease and cancer.

Flavonoids, other active compounds of grape seed, act inhibiting oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, which can lead to hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. So the risk of coronary heart disease decreases for those consuming extracts from grape seed or simple red vine which is also the source of these active components.

Studies have also proved the ability of grape seed extract to reduce systolic blood pressure, improve blood circulations and prevent clogging of arteries (atherosclerosis). Consumption of grape seed extracts together with grape skin in combination advances those positive effects.

The inflammation of pancreas is also treated with the action of grape seed extracts. It significantly reduces the frequency and intensity of abdominal pain after conventional medications fail to help.

It was proved by the researches that the growth of breast, stomach, and lung cancer cells (in test tubes) was prevented due to the interaction with grape seed extracts. Also, the damaging process in liver cells affected by chemotherapy decreases under those actions as well.

People with trivial problem of “orange peel effect”, cellulites, may get into help of anti-cellulite agents containing in grape seed. You probably often see the names of these components on the anti-cellulite products.

Some other health condition connected with free radical damage for which grape seed extract becomes the remedy are eye disorders which develop with age and sometimes lead to blindness, macular degeneration and variety of circulatory ailments (including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency).

Consult your health care provider as to which are the best methods and forms of grape seed extract treatment for your individual health troubles.

And next time spitting out the grape seeds remember that they also do some decent job in health care department.

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molika
2008-10-27 22:40:05
i would like to know if the diabete person can eat much grape or not?
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