When I published my article, “The Health Benefits of Fruit Juice,” I got some questions about a favorite juice that wasn’t listed:
Now there’s some good news about grape juice, too.
A team of researchers from the Universite Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg in France found that Concord grape juice relaxes the arteries like red wine does.
But the benefits from the grape juice last up to six hours, which is longer than red wine.
That shows that it’s the grape factor, not the alcohol, in red wine that helps your heart.
By relaxing the blood vessels, grape juice is also believed to have a blood-pressure lowering effect.
So for the teetotalers out there, it appears you now have a beverage that can give you the benefits of red wine without the alcoholic effects.
Of course, the downside is you’ll have a very purple mouth.