In Season This Month: Finding Grapes at NFE!

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From early to mid-September, grapes reach their peak ripeness in New England markets. Celebrate at the Natural Food Exchange with these grape-filled foods, beauty products, and supplements, and discover the many benefits of grapes for your health!

 

For Skin and Hair

Grapes and grape seed extract contain resveratrol and proanthocyanidins, two strong antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals in the skin, helping with anti-aging in these skin treatments. Vitamin E can be found in grapes, which provides additional antioxidant properties. Additionally, grapes contain vitamin C, which is used to make collagen that keeps elasticity in the skin. Enjoy these skin-care products, found in our Body Care section!

From left to right: The Laughing Tree Botanicals Pure Radiance Daily Facial Moisturizer, OHA Intensive Nutrient Complex, Soothing Touch Unscented Lip Balm

The Laughing Tree Botanicals Pure Radiance Daily Facial Moisturizer

Use: For a restoring daily moisturizer for any skin type

Key Ingredient: Infused Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

OHA Intensive Nutrient Complex Organic Recovery Serum

Use: For a concentrated skin-repair serum to mix with a moisturizer

Key Ingredient: Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil

Soothing Touch Unscented Lip Balm

Use: For a soothing lip moisturizer

Key Ingredient: Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) Oil

 

Grapes contain linoleic acid, which strengthens hair follicles. Vitamin E and antioxidants help to fight dandruff, making grape shampoo and conditioner a perfect choice for all hair types!

From left to right: Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Shampoo, Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Conditioner

Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Shampoo

Use: For smoother, shinier, UV-protected hair

Key Ingredient: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Conditioner

Use: To treat and protect damaged hair

Key Ingredient: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

 

For Dietary Supplementation

Antioxidants in grapes can be useful for headache relief. Grape seed extract has been found effective in some studies for treating heart disease and supporting heart health. The extract was found to significantly lower systolic blood pressure and heart rate in a meta-analysis. Find these high-quality grape seed supplements on our supplements shelves, and ask your doctor if they are right for you!

From left to right: Nature’s Way Standardized Grape Seed with Vitamin C, New Chapter Grape Seed Force

Nature’s Way Standardized Grape Seed with Vitamin C

Use: To support healthy skin and tissues and lower blood pressure

Key Ingredient: Grape Seed Extract, 95% Polyphenols

New Chapter Grape Seed Force 

Use: To support heart health, healthy skin and tissues, and lean muscle mass

Key Ingredient: Grape seed aqueous extract

For a Tasty Treat

Grapes are a delicious source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Enjoy these grape-packed snacks and condiments, found in our grocery aisles!

From left to right: Eden Organic Concord Grape Butter Spread, Stretch Island Original Grape Fruit Leather

Eden Organic Concord Grape Butter Spread

Use: As a delicious sandwich ingredient or toast topper. Try it on pancakes too!

Key Ingredient: Organic Concord Grapes

Stretch Island Original Grape Fruit Leather

Use: As a healthy, fruit-filled snack on the go

Key Ingredient: Grape Puree Concentrate

 

Celebrate grapes with us this September, and don’t forget to savor a bunch fresh!