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Health Benefits of Grape Seed Oil

Studies have shown that grape seed oil has the ability to slow down and reverse the harmful effects of free radical damage. It reduces the harmful cholesterol LDL and clears arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, slows skin aging, and has higher levels of antioxidants and vitamin E than other oils. As an antioxidant, it is 50 times more potent than Vitamin E and 20 times more effective than Vitamin C. You can have your health and eat it too!

Ok, so we’ve been going on and on about how great grape seed oil is for your health. But don’t just take our word for it! We’ve compiled a list here for you to do some research of your own to see for yourself. But don’t stop there – Google it! Learn about it! We know you will be that much more excited about trying OMG for yourself.

To save you some time, here are some important bullet points from our research.

The following information is not intended to replace professional medical care or make any medical promises. We are just people with a delicious, healthy alternative.

  • Grape seed oil is 50 times more potent than Vitamin E and 20 times more potent than Vitamin C as an antioxidant
  • Grape seed oil raises “good” cholesterol and lowers “bad” cholesterol. In one study, researchers found that “good” cholesterol rose by about 15%, while “bad” cholesterol and blood pressure levels dropped significantly in only one month.
  • Grape seed oil can help clear arteries of heart attack and stroke-causing plaque, increasing the flow of nutrient-rich blood to all areas of the body, including the extremities. This can also have a significant effect on reducing blood pressure and the effects of high blood pressure, such as varicose veins and chronic veinous insufficiency.
  • Grape seed oil can help maintain healthy collagen in joints, helping to prevent arthritis and can also reduce inflammation associated with arthritis that causes pain.
  • Grape seed oil can improve eyesight by causing the small blood vessels in the eyes to function more efficiently.
  • Grape seed oil blocks the release of enzymes that produce histamines, natural substances in the body that trigger allergic reactions.
  • Grape seed oil has a much higher flash point than most other oils. When an oil reaches it’s flash point, it begins to burn, smoke and spatter. It tastes ‘off’ and ruins food. Worst of all, the oil molecules convert to free radicals, which are harmful to your body. Since grape seed oil has a higher flash point, your chances of turning your yummy food into a cancer-causing disaster are dramatically reduced. Here are the flash points of some common cooking oils:
    • Grape seed oil 485 degrees F
    • Canola oil 400
    • Corn oil 450
    • Safflower Oil 450
    • Soybean 450
    • Lard 361-401
    • Olive oil 320 – 410 degrees F (depending on refineme
  • Bonus! Grape seed oil is produced from the seeds, or pomace, that remains after grapes are pressed for their juice. It requires no additional farmland or natural resources. Pressing the seeds for their oil also reduces the waste that must then be disposed of. Using grape seed oil is also the green alternative!


When I handed my hosts the pretty bottle of Olitalia they smiled and said, “How nice! A small bottle of wine!” “No,” I responded, “It’s grapeseed oil.” I ignored their attempts to conceal disappointment and gave them the rest of their holiday gift: a sheet of recipes with a note, reading, “From my heart for your heart!”Any health researcher will say that it’s hard to find a product, especially an every day household oil, that raises HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers LDL (bad cholesterol). Grapeseed oil, new on the American scene, does just that.
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Grape Seed Oil Boasts Loads of Health Benefits
June 21, 11:07 PM St. Louis Food Examiner Rachel Whitener
The research suggesting wine can be good for the heart comes with equal speculation that it is not. But if you choose to believe that wine can in fact boost your health, there is another benefit to wine production of which you may not be aware, that of the nutrient-rich oil which comes from the seeds of the grapes.
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Grape seeds sow cholesterol benefits – grape seed oil’s effect on serum cholesterol

Science News, April 27, 1991 by Janet Raloff
First there was oat bran. Their rice bran. Later psyllium and barley. In the quest for yet another nutritional weapon against worrisome serum cholesterol levels, a preventive cardiologist has hit upon a rather surprising candidate: grape seed oil.
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Grape Seed Oil
The year 2002 was an exciting one as Joseph earned a PhD from Columbus University in the U.S., the result of his research into the health benefits of grape seed oil. The following year, Dr. Joseph launched a new product line that reflected this research, and his interest in health and wellness.
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University f Maryland Medical Center
Complementary Medicine
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.
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Grape Seed Oil: The Better Choice
Yalda Souri
Grape seed oil has been around for many years, but it was not until recently that scientists learned about its health benefits. Centuries ago wine makers discovered that an oil extract can be made from grape seeds. Many years later scientists noticed that as grape seed oil consumption increased, the number of incidences of heart disease declined. Grape seed oil is a very unique product; besides its role in heart disease, it plays a role in growth and development, can serve as an antioxidant and has its own flavor and aroma (1).
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These claims are not evaluated or approved by the FDA.

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