My quest for organic red wine led me to Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara. But, upon arrival, I also found another local Ontario superfood—organic red wine grape skin powder!
Here’s some information about Bioflavia, straight from the Southbrook website:
Bioflavia™ is a source of antioxidants for
the maintenance of good health.
Bioflavia™ organic red wine grape skin powder is a totally new and innovative product, which boasts a host of health promoting benefits.
The making of Bioflavia™ starts with organic red wine grape skins sourced solely from the Niagara, Ontario Wine Region. The grape skins are put through a comprehensive drying and separating process and then milled into a fine powder. Bioflavia™ grape skin powder has a high concentration of antioxidants and a fragrant wine-based-aroma and flavour.
Antioxidants—Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Ever wonder why an apple turns brown after it is cut open? You are witnessing the destructive effects of oxidation. Like the apple, oxidation or free radicals causes similar harm to the cells in our bodies. Excessive free radicals impair the functioning of the human body by accelerating the aging process and contributing to many degenerative diseases including cancers, heart disease, diabetes, cataracts, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s.
Today, there is a large amount of scientific research suggesting that a high dietary intake of antioxidant rich foods such as fruits and vegetables lower the risk of many of these conditions. Consuming foods with high ORAC Values can fight off free radicals and may help slow the degenerative processes associated with aging and many diseases. In today’s hectic lifestyle it is not always possible to consume the recommended 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
11,000 ORAC Units
Bioflavia may just be the answer. A single 10g serving of Bioflavia™ provides 11,000 ORAC Units. The level of antioxidants in our foods is measured in Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity Units (ORAC). ORAC is a measure of a food’s ability to neutralize the process of oxidation and cell damage caused by all five free radicals in our bodies.
Consuming 10g of Bioflavia provides your body with a powerful antioxidant boost for the entire day. It’s easy, convenient and a delicious way to incorporate antioxidants in your diet on a daily basis.
Stir Bioflavia into a smoothie, juice or sprinkle over yogurt, cereal or even salads. Bioflavia is also great when used in baking cookies, brownies, muffins and breads.