Does grape juice have the same benefits of wine?
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I actually answered my own question......for those who wondered what the benefits are:
Possibly. It's thought that red or purple grape products may reduce your risk of heart disease by relaxing your blood vessels, allowing your blood to more easily flow. This benefit is most likely due to substances called antioxidants found in the skin and seeds of grapes — especially dark red and purple grapes. One particularly important antioxidant, resveratrol, is also found in grape juice — especially juice made from dark purple Concord grapes.Recent studies have suggested that red and purple grape juices may provide some of the same heart benefits of red wine, including: * Reducing the risk of blood clots * Reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol * Preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart * Helping maintain a healthy blood pressureBoth red wine and grape juice also contain antioxidants called flavonoids, which have been shown to increase your high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good") cholesterol and lower your risk of clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), and may help lower blood pressure.Eating whole red or purple grapes has benefits, as well. Some research suggests eating whole grapes also delivers the same antioxidants that are in grape juice and wine. You also get the benefit of the fiber if you eat whole grapes.These findings on grape juice are good news for people who want the cardiovascular benefits of red wine without the alcohol. Remember, if you do choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation — no more than one drink a day for women or two drinks a day for men.
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