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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!!

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