Grape Expectations in Sioux Falls SD

Grape Expectations in Sioux Falls SD

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In the modern grocery store in Sioux Falls SD, there is an abundance of seedless grapes available for purchase.  This is because most people don't like the crunchy texture of the seeds inside.  However, it may be time to rethink that decision.

Facts about Grape Seeds in Sioux Falls SD

Numerous studies dating back to the 1980's have shown that grape seeds are rich in antioxidants such as proanthocyanidins (originally known as Vitamin P, though the name failed to catch on), Vitamin E, phytosterols, tannins, polyphenols, resveratrol, flavonoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Proanthocyanidins are believed to help protect the body from premature aging by increasing Vitamin C levels and aiding with toxin elimination.  They also increase cell elasticity, while protecting the skin against sun damage and are often included in cosmetic and skin care products for that reason.  In addition, they improve vision, joint flexibility and tissue health on the cellular level.  The effects on cardiovascular system health are anti-inflammatory properties; similar to Omega-3's derived from Fish Oil.

The presence of polyphenols are also important, because they have an antioxidant power 20 times greater than Vitamin E and 50 times greater than Vitamin C.  This antioxidant power allows them to exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-cancerous and anti-microbial properties.  For this reason, polyphenols are excellent at protecting the body against viruses, allergens and carcinogens.

Resveratrol is a hot topic as people attempt to discover the apparent association between red wine and better health.  Resveratrol is believed to be a major reason for the connection.  This nutrient is believed to be concentrated primarily in the skin and the seeds.  Resveratrol has many effects including a number of those mentioned above.  It also includes neuroprotective properties that aid the brain and help it to process efficiently.

Runners and non-runners alike can benefit from the positive effects grapes have on: skin, joints, circulation, immunity and the nervous system.  The expectations for grape seeds are high moving forward as more and more studies begin to be done showing their efficacy in disease prevention.  For more information about grapes Make an Appointment to talk to the doctors at Bridges Chiropractic today!


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