Grape juice and wine share secret of lowering cholesterol
The French have said for years that wine protects against heart disease. But alcohol cames a host of side effects and risks. Now, an American researcher has found that grape juice may offer the same protection sans the risk.
Leroy Creasy, Ph.D., a plant scientist at Cornell University, has discovered that Concord grape juice contains more resveratroI, the compound thought to be responsible for wine’s protective effects, than most wines. Japanese researchers have shown that, in animals, resveratrol prevents arteries from becoming clogged.
Don’t expect to get the health benefits from eating ordinary table grapes, white or purpple. Creasy says they contain little of the protective compound.
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