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

The Benefits of Grape Seed Oil and Grape Seed Extract in Skin Care

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Grape seed oil and grape seed extract are two fantastic all natural products which have excellent health benefits for our skin. To get a better appreciation for how each product enhances our skin however, let us examine them one at a time. Continue reading

Eating Grapes Helps to Fight Obesity

grapes fight obesityThe World Health Organization defines obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. It is caused by an energy imbalance between the number of calories consumed and the number of calories used up by the body. The World Health Organization defines overweight person as an individual with a body mass index (a measure of a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters – kg/m2) greater than or equal to 25, while an obese person by definition has a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30. Overweight and obesity result in the deaths of 2.8 million adults each year, and are ranked as the fifth leading risk for global deaths. Continue reading