Grape Escape / Strong Swimmers

GRAPE ESCAPE
Wine has the magical ability to take the edge off, and now research from the University of
Houston suggests that grapes themselves may also do the trick.
Wine has the magical ability to take the edge off, and now research from the University of Houston suggests that grapes themselves may also do the trick.

 When rodents consumed a grape-based powder drink for two weeks, they had fewer blood pressure spikes than the critters that just sipped water. “Oxidative stress in the body may contribute to anxiety, and grapes’ high antioxidant content may have a protective effect,” says study author Samina Salim, Ph.D. Perfect for tense times at work when you can’t pop a cork.



21 PERCENTAGE INCREASED RISK OF DEVELOPING TYPE 2 DIABETES IN PEOPLE WHO SKIP BREAKFAST COMPARED WITH THOSE WHO REGULARLY EAT IT
Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


Strong Swimmers Want a bun in the oven? Ask your guy to lay off the bacon. In a study in Human Reproduction, men whose diets contained the most saturated fat had 38 percent lower sperm concentrations than guys who ate the least saturated fat. But there is good news for wannabe papas:
Men who ate the most omega-3 fatty acids (found in salmon and nuts) had the healthiest semen.

“Sperm need the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA to function optimally,” says study author Jill Attaman, M.D., of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “The body can’t make these on its own, so men need to get them from foods.”

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