Skip to main content

A Healthy Money Saving Tip


When you buy grapes, are you like me and pay a bit more for the seedless kind? Well, it may be better for our health, not to mention our grocery budget, to but the grapes with seeds.

Studies have suggested that the seeds in grapes have some health benefits that we might want to take adavantage of.

Grape seeds are full of antioxidants called proanthocyanidins, which are said to strengthen capillaries, thus helping to prevent varicose and spider veins. They also help shrink arterial walls and reduce swelling, according to studies.

One more reason to eat grapes with seeds is that the flavonols in the seeds protect cells from age-related damage and help keep skin soft and smooth.

Interesting information, I think. Who knew there could be so much good stuff in such small seeds? So the next time you are grocery shopping, you might want to consider choosing grapes with seeds instead  of the more expensive seedless variety.

Comments

Sammy said…
This sounds like a silly question but can you actually eat grape seeds?
FindSavings said…
Ok, I thought the same thing "Sammy". I was going to ask, can you really eat the seeds? or Does having the seeds, but not eating them, still give you the benefits mentioned? I will say that the grapes with seeds do cost less money and besides it is kind of like buying cherries, but they taste like grapes. Ok, it is exactly like that. I look forward to a response.
Irene said…
Actually, yes, you can safely eat grape seeds! They are small but packed with all sorts of good stuff like Omega 3 fats, Vitamins E and A, C and D. They also have polyphenols (antioxidants)and phytoestrogens--plant estrogen that helps balance our hormone levels and have been linked to a lower incidence of female cancers!

So munch away on those mighty little seeds!!

Popular posts from this blog

How To Make Some Extra Money From Home

Need to make some extra money so you can save some money? Or if you need some extra income to help with living expenses, try some freelance writing on the weekends.

Here are some sites to check out that will pay for articles submitted. Read each site's terms and conditions to make sure you are comfortable with how and when they pay, rights to articles you write, etc.

1. AssociatedContent.com
2. Sheknows.com
3. Suite101.com
4. Examiner,com
5. Internet Brands
6. Demand Studios.com
7. JustAnswer.com
8. Helium.com
9. Mahalo.com
10.wisegeek.com

How to Save $10,000 This Year

I first posted this last Jan. (2011)- thought it was worthwhile posting again this year! Also, I mistakenly entered $24.40 in the original post as the amount to save each day-the correct amount is $27.40. 




Yes, you can save (or make--depending on how you look at it!) $10,000 by the end of this year, and it is really pretty easy.

Save $27.40 each day, and after 365 days, you will have saved $10,001 dollars.

Of course, since we are now about 14 days in to Jan., you will need to adjust that savings a bit- but still, you get the gist, right?

And if you save $10 a day, you can still have $3,650.

How about $5 a day? That will give you a nice savings of $1,825.

How to save money each day? Here are a few ideas:


Skip Starbucks--make your own coffee
Skip the take-out lunch--make peanut butter and jelly snadwiches
Make spaghetti 2 times a week--skip the meat
Buy a water filter and drink tap water--skip the bottled waters
Put back one item from your grocery cart each time you shop--and save the co…

Things To Do With Empty Cans of Soup

All of these ideas start with a clean empty soup can with no jagged edges. For some you may want to peel off the labels, others you might just leave the labels on!



1.. Having a picnic? Use empty Campbells soup cans as utensil holders for plastic forks and spoons on the picnic tables. (leave labels on ..adds a colorful unique touch!)

2.. Make a Halloween Decoration. Cover a soup can in black construction paper or fabric. Add some cut out eyes. For wings, color a paper plate black, Cut the plate in half. For each half, cut scalloped edges along one side, then glue "wings" to the side of the "bat can."

And a few more easy ways to recycle empty soup cans:

3. Use a nail and hammer to poke hole sin the bottom of sop cans and use as herb planters. Place a plastic lid under can to prevent rust stains.
4. Make Candlesticks (great tutorial from "Me Making Do")
5. Make a Flower-Shaped Cookie Cutter.
6. Make a Hanukkah Gift out of a soup can.
7. Make a Christmas Lum…