A glass of wine is now part of a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle of living, it seems to be the bits of the fruit being thrown away to make the tipple be even healthier than others.
There are researchers who made a cocktail extracted from the most fibrous part of the fruit such as the skin and seeds which considered to be the waste byproducts in the vineyard. They are the parts which of healthier effects to the body with many of the vitamins and minerals.
Through tests on human volunteers using the extract, it is proven that the said extract is extremely rich in fiber and antioxidants which could actually reduce the risk for many different cardiovascular diseases pointed to be the common cause of death to many individuals.
Most of the other superfoods studied for heart health, like the plant extract psyllium or healthy oats are usually good for either fiber benefits or antioxidants, but it cannot be both. Here, grapes proven its fiber and antioxidant effects for our overall health. These will eventually help people to decide what they need to consume for effective regulation of blood cholesterol and promotion of a healthier heart. Studies all over the world gives everyone the reason to pick the choice of a healthier lifestyle that will definitely contribute to a disease-free type of living.
In a test conducted at Madrid University for over a 16 week period, adding extract to the human volunteers’ regular diet had significantly reduced their lipid profile. It is a range of tests conducted to determine a person’s risk for heart disease.
This includes the reduction of high blood pressure by up to five percent and cholesterol up to 14 percent among the volunteers utilized in the research. This study only shows the wondrous benefits of grapes to our health.
A Mediterranean type of diet including components such as red wine, tomatoes and olive oil tend to be an effective one to maintain a healthy lifestyle compared to the Western diets which are rich in deep fried and fast food kinds of foods. We all know that the type of diet we choose depends on our definition of health.