which is best for your heart, concord grape wine or concord grape juce?!

Question: Which is best for your heart, concord grape wine or concord grape juce?

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Grape juice: Same heart benefits as wine?Does grape juice offer the same heart benefits as red wine?
from Martha Grogan, M.D.
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 pressure
Both 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.


grape juice. alcohol is a depressant which could cause heart problems.


Quality ale followed by vodka and bourbon. Who would pay for grapes in a bottle?



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