Health: Purple Passion

The cardiovascular benefit of a daily glass of red wine brought new meaning--and enthusiasm--to the toast "To your health!" Left out of the party was anybody who wanted the heart-healthy benefits of wine without the side effects--pleasant and unpleasant--of the alcohol it contains. Now, it seems, anyone can join the purple-mustache club. According to a small study underwritten in part by Welch Foods, unfermented Concord grape juice will also increase HDL--good cholesterol--while lowering the levels of two compounds linked to coronary artery disease. --By David Bjerklie

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