Friday, February 6, 2009

Grape Seeds

Good health information on the value of “Grape Seed” from “The Week” magazine (Feb. 6, 2009, p. 22).

Grape seed extract holds promise as a potent anti-cancer agent, a new study has found. University of Kentucky researchers found that natural substances called proanthocyanidins found in grape seeds killed 76 percent of leukemia cells within one day without damaging healthy cells. The extract caused the cancer cells “to commit suicide,” said researcher Xianglin Shi. Previous laboratory studies found that grape seed extract also protected against breast, prostate, and skin cancer by causing the cancer cells to die. “What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone,” said Shi. “Grape seed extract fits into this category.”

I will definetly be buying grapes for my family on a regular basis.

1 comment:

B.E.Hughes said...

... and make sure you buy the SEEDED grapes and tell them to EAT THE SEEDS... like you eat banana seeds, LOL! [OR you could buy the tablets like the preacher does!]