Live Longer By Making Your Own Dr. Oz Approved Longevity Grape Drink

Dr. Oz's longevity grape drink
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A recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry shows that eating whole grapes can help you live longer by reducing heart failure and high blood pressure. An important source of antioxidants and polyphenols, grapes may be among the most important foods you can eat. To help viewers of The Dr. Oz Show benefit from eating grapes, celebrity guest Chef Sam Talbot shows viewers how to make a Dr. Oz approved longevity drink at home that he says can replace your taste for sodas and other soft drinks.

“As a Type I diabetic or for anybody who is trying to live healthy, club soda is a great alternative to the sugar in store bought sodas. You can add any flavoring and have your own home-made soda,” says Chef Talbot as he introduces viewers to his longevity drink - frozen grape aid.

Frozen Grape Aid Longevity Drink Recipe

According to Chef Talbot, the key ingredients to making a grape-based longevity drink are easy to find and very affordable. Choosing the freshest looking produce you can find, start your recipe by going to your local grocer and purchase the following ingredients:

• 1 small carton of blueberries
• 1 bunch of red seedless grapes
• A few sprigs of fresh mint
• 1 lemon
• 1 bottle of club soda

Chef Talbot tells viewers that blueberries and grapes are packed with a wide range of antioxidants that are important to achieving longevity and that the lemon adds additional Vitamin C to the drink as well as some extra flavoring. The mint is used to not only freshen the drink and your breath, but also aids digestion. And the club soda Chef Talbot recommends is nothing more than carbonated water, to give your drink that refreshing fizzy feel that many find so attractive to drinking sodas.

Step 1: Prepare the fruit—After washing all of your produce, separate the grapes from their stems and cut enough in half to fill one measuring cup.

“These guys have a heart healthy compound―resveratrol—which is great for you. Also, it is full of antioxidants just like the blueberries,” says Chef Talbot.

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Then, place the halved grapes and ½ cup of blueberries into a re-sealable plastic bag and freeze overnight in your kitchen freezer.

Step 2: Muddle your ingredients―After the bagged grape/blueberry mix has frozen, empty them into a mixing bowl (glass is preferable) and add 12 finger-shredded mint leaves to the bowl of mixed fruit. Next, trim the ends off of one lemon and cut the lemon into small wedges. Add the lemon wedges to the bowl of fruit/mint, saving two wedges for squeezing some lemon juice directly onto the mixture.

To mix the ingredients together and release the fruit juices, Chef Talbot prefers using a muddle to grind the ingredients in the bowl. A muddle is essentially a wooden pestle, but he adds that a regular stone pestle will work just as well. The ingredients are worked over with the muddle into a pulpy mix.

Step 3: Mix your drink―The final step is to spoon the pulpy mix evenly into 4 portions using tall glasses or in Chef Talbot’s case: 4 Ball Mason jars. Add some crushed ice to each glass/jar and top off with the carbonated club soda. Stir the mix and serve.

“The great thing about this is that it already has all the flavor, it already has all the sweetness so you don’t need any additional sugar or sweetener—it’s good to go the way it is,” says Chef Talbot. “With summer right around the corner it’s the perfect warm weather drink. It’s really refreshing, loaded with antioxidants―it’s the perfect recipe for living a long and healthy life.”

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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show―Live Longer For Less: Frozen Grape-Aid

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