The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Grape Seeds

mother feeds grapes to child

For most persons around the world, grapes are a delicious and highly nutritious snack. In fact, grapes are generally considered to be the most important food crop cultivated on planet earth. We pop them into our mouth, spit out the slightly bitter seeds and savor the plump flesh and sweet juices. And some of us even manage to avoid the annoyance of removing the seeds altogether by simply purchasing seedless grapes. Whatever our personal approach might be though, recent scientific studies suggest that perhaps we have been going about our grape snacking all wrong. As the facts show, by getting rid of the seeds, we have effectively discarded the bulk of the healthy nutrients on offer. Continue reading

Battling Type 2 Diabetes with Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract and diabetes

Diabetes refers to a group of metabolic diseases in which sufferers have high blood glucose levels due either to inadequate insulin production, failure of the body’s cells to respond to insulin production or both. Persons with high blood sugar typically experience frequent urination (polyuria) and become progressively hungry (polyphagia) and thirsty (polydipsia). Continue reading

How Grape Seed Extract Helps to Control Blood Pressure

How to treat high blood pressureBlood pressure is a measure of the force exerted on an individual’s arterial walls as blood passes through the arteries. If the arterial walls are repeatedly and chronically receiving too much pressure, then the individual in question is said to be suffering from “hypertension” or “high blood pressure.”

The World Health Organization estimates that elevated blood pressure causes 7.5 million deaths each year, approximately 12.8% of the total number of deaths worldwide over the same period. A study in 2008 found that high blood pressure affects about 40% of adults aged 25 and over, with the total number of sufferers worldwide reaching an incredible 1 billion in that same year. Though there are no discernable causes for primary high blood pressure (essential blood pressure) there are several risk factors which greatly increase the likelihood of a person developing the condition. Some of these risk factors include poor diet (high salt, high fact and high alcohol intake), age, ethnic background, obesity/overweight, physical inactivity, family history, mental stress and smoking, among other conditions. Continue reading