Give your back some TLC with grapes

Got an achy back?  Grapes could be the ticket to a speedy recovery.  Recent studies at Ohio State University suggest eating a heaping cup of grapes daily can relax tight blood vessels, significantly improving blood flow to damaged back tissues (and often within three hours of enjoying the first bowl).  That’s great news because your back’s vertebrae and shock-absorbing discs are completely dependent on nearby blood vessels to bring them healing nutrients and oxygen, so improving blood flow is essential for healing damaged back tissue, says naturopath Mark Stengler, N.D. author of the book, The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies.