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  • Do You Eat Grape Seeds?

    grapes320.jpgThe idea of eating grapes WITH the seeds intact may not appeal to you, but it is amazing what those seeds can do for your body.

    The medicinal and nutritional value of grapes ( Vitis vinifera ) has been heralded for thousands of years. Egyptians consumed this fruit at least 6,000 years ago, and several ancient Greek philosophers praised the healing power of grapes — usually in the form of wine. European folk healers developed an ointment from the sap of grapevines to cure skin and eye diseases. Grape leaves were used to stop bleeding, inflammation, and pain, such as the kind brought on by hemorrhoids. Unripe grapes were used to treat sore throats and dried grapes (raisins) were used to heal consumption, constipation, and thirst. The round, ripe, sweet grapes, were used to treat a range of health problems including cancer, cholera, smallpox, nausea, eye infections, and skin, kidney, and liver diseases.

    Seedless varieties were developed to appeal to fickle consumers, but researchers are now discovering that many of the health properties of grapes may actually come from the seeds themselves.
    Read the rest of this story from the University of Maryland Medical Center

    This is the reason grape seeds and grape skins are put into SuperGreens PhytoFood.

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