Q. Scientists are still unraveling the mysteries of how this juice helps protect against heart disease.
A. The flavonoids in grape juice are among the most powerful antioxidants around–maybe even better than vitamins C or E, says John D. Folts, Ph.D., professor of medicine & director of the coronary thrombosis laboratory @ the University of Wisconsin Medical School. The flavonoids in the juice keep LDL cholesterol in check while keeping the platelets from sticking together unnecessarily.