Total Health And Grape Seed Oil Benefits

Published: 10th October 2011
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People and cultures have been using grape seed oil for many centuries. Grape seed oil benefits have long been known, and grapes themselves have been a staple crop of many countries and cultures for thousands of years. This is due to the fact that grapes have been used in wine making for such a long time. Grapes are grown throughout the world, and throughout the world, the seeds of those same grapes are pressed into oil. If you think about it, this gives grape seed oil some amazing benefits that other oils don't have. Since wine makers spend so much time and effort making their grapes healthy and strong, that same care transfers to the seeds as well. The more nutrients and care that a wine makers gives to his grapes, by natural consequence, the better quality the seeds will be as well.

Grape seed oil has many benefits, not only for cooking, but for skin and hair as well. Grape seed oil is very nutritious and its nutrients absorb into the skin and the hair readily. Because of this, a lot of people actually prefer grape seed oil as their oil of choice. Unlike a wide variety of other oils, grape seed oil is very light and is able to absorb quickly into the skin and doesn't have a lingering odor. Some oils, like castor oil, go on thick and can really only be used at night because they make the face and scalp shiny and oily for hours. But grape seed oil is much lighter and will absorb readily into the skin. Due to this, a common practice is using a few drops of grape seed oil on the face and letting it quickly absorb before putting on other lotion. Grape seed oil is high in antioxidants, particularly the antioxidants proanthocyanidins which are more powerful than Vitamin E. When used in conjunction with a vitamin E lotion, you'll have a powerful antioxidant blend for the skin which can help overcome aging and skin damage.

Grape seed oil absorbs readily into the scalp, delivering key nutrients to the area where the hair is produced. Though we don't often think about it, the scalp can actually be quite a delicate place, a place of low blood flow, dryness, and foreign invasion from fungi and microbes. Making sure the scalp stays moisturized and nutrient rich is a good way to help stave off many of bad things from taking hold. But most people who use grape seed oil use it for its cooking benefits. Many people favor cooking with grape seed oil over other oils because of its heat damage resistance. Not only is that true, but it is also very nutrient dense and very light. Grape seed oil has many different minerals and vitamins, ones that can sometimes be difficult to get enough of in the Standard American Diet. Once again though, a lot depends of what kind of grape seed oil you buy. In the same way that wine has different varieties, there are differences in grape seed oil as well. When I go looking for grape seed oil, especially oil that I intend to use for cooking, I look mostly for oil from somewhere in Europe like France or Italy where a lot of wine making happens, and where the seeds have come directly from wine makers. This way, you can be sure that the seeds have been well supplied with nutrients through the soil, and have also been pressed and processed in a fashion that keeps those nutrients intact.


Grape seed oil benefits are amazing, especially considering how cheap grape seed oil often is. Another oil with similar benefits that I really like is sesame oil.

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