The September/October 2003 issue of Herbs for Health has the following blurb on page 56:
"The French Paradox. Ever hear of the French paradox? French people have a relatively low rate of heart disease despite a high-fat diet, replete with
cream sauces and croissants. Investigators believe the secret lies in the intake of wine, which contains high amounts of proanthocyanidins. These
compounds, which belong to the flavonoid family, are found in bilberries, cranberries, black currants, green tea, black tea, grape juice and wine.
They are also available as supplements, derived from pine bark or grape seeds. The main functions of proanthocyanidins are as antioxidants, and they
serve to stabilize the walls of our blood vessels."
I guess I would have to get mine in either pill form or by drinking green tea. I don't like red wine except as a minor ingredients in some of my
Italian recipes such as my home made tomato sauce.