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Blog archive March 2012

Grapes in the Bible

30 March, 2012 Like many other ingredients in Galilee Nutritionals products, grapes have a strong connection to the Israel and the Bible. Modern Israel has a flourishing wine industry, but Biblical associations with wine go back to almost the very beginning of the Bible, where Noah plants a vineyard—and then suffers the effects of too much wine (Genesis 9). Wine is especially central at the Passover seder, which was likely Jesus’s Last Supper.

Click the “read more” link to learn more about grapes, wine, Passover and Jesus.

Oligomeric pronanthocyanids--OPC's--from grape seed help with circulation health

22 March, 2012 Grape-seed extract contains OPC’s—oligomeric pronanthocyanids—unique polyphenols that provide health benefits. OPCs have been shown to strengthen cell-walls, as well as having a vasodilator effect. These help support a healthy circulatory system.

Learn more about how OPC's from grape seed can support your health.


Spring flowers in northern Negev Beeri

13 March, 2012 Recently, the news from southern Israel has been frightening and sad: Approximately one million Israelis, including people in the major cities of Beer Sheva and Ashdod, have been living under the threat of missiles fired from Gaza. Regular patterns of school, work and home life have been disrupted as residents are urged to stay within 15 seconds of bomb shelters or safe rooms.

Politics and security aside, we want to show you the beautiful side of this corner of the northern Negev desert. In full bloom after God’s gift of plentiful rains this past winter, farmers and day-trippers alike can revel in the wide swaths of green and gorgeous flowers.

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More blessed rain for Israel and the Holy Land

5 March, 2012 “Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.” Joel 2:23
This winter in Israel is proving to be a truly blessed one. We are painfully aware that we live in near-desert conditions, and that the amount and quality of precipitation we receive is up to God.
We are thankful for the recent rains that have washed the country. Read more about the connection between the Bible and rain in Israel.


Health benefits of pomegranates and punicalagin

2 March, 2012 Although pomegranates are world-renown for their beauty, taste and religious inspiration, we love them the most for their powerful health benefits. Punicalagin is the polyphenol especially closely associated with pomegranates. Studies have shown that punicalagin has antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Click on the link to learn more about the benefits of punicalagin.

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