Research has long suggested that red wine has protective ingredients. These include antioxidants such as resveratrol, and certain polyphenols and tannins.
An important point in making red wine is that the fermenting ‘must’ – consists of juice, skins, AND seeds. As a result, the higher antioxidant value of red wine, is determined by the constituents extracted from skins AND seeds in addition to those present in the juice.
Proanthocyanidin, a compound found in the seeds of grapes, is said to be far more protective than red wine itself. (A shame – but true!)
Grape seed extract (GSE) is one of the best sources of many polyphenols, and this natural substance is one of the most widely noted sources of proanthocyanidins. Grape seed extract contains antioxidants that may prevent heart disease, brain damage, skin ageing, along with a host of other protective benefits.
Yes, the much-touted health benefits of red wine come from the presence of proanthocyanidins! Taking GSE as a supplement allows you get all the benefits of the of red wine without the hangover and damaging effects of too much alcohol consumption.
After reading this article, you’ll probably stop throwing away the seeds when eating grapes!
An even better choice – would be to include a supplement that contains Grape Seed Extract as part of your daily regimen. Many of our Community members swear by this practice and the positive impact it had had on their overal health and wellbeing.