Fruit is an essential part of your daily diet supplying essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall good health. And grape is one such fruit which can play a vital role in maintaining our health and keep diseases at bay. From being used in dishing out sinful desserts and refreshing fruit bowls to being renowned as the primary ingredient in the wine making process, it is not without reason that grapesare known as the queen of fruits. These grapes are dried to make raisins. Classified under the family of berries, grapes come in different varieties as well as colors – green, red, blue, purple and black.
Grapes contain potassium that helps to lower blood pressure which prevents heart attack or stroke. It contains a high amount of Resveratrol that make it more beneficial. Grapes contains a high amount of antioxidants, anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin that make it a perfect food to fight free radicals and prevent cancer, inflammation and degenerative disease. Grapes, due to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.
Some of the top benefits of grapes are:
- Healthy Heart:
Grapes are among the food that contains a high amount of flavonoids known as Resveratrol. Resveratrol relaxes blood vessels which increase the diameter of blood vessels and also dilute the blood. Thus it increases the blood flow through blood vessels. As the diameter of blood vessel increases, blood easily flows throughout the body and also towards the heart. This increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heart.
- Increases Brainpower:
Certain studies have found that resveratrol helps in increasing blood flow to the brain; thereby it could help speed up mental responses and prove to be beneficial for those suffering from brain related ailments like Alzheimer’s. A study done by the University of Switzerland also found that resveratrol can help remove plaques and free radicals, which affect the brain.
- Weight Loss:
Eating grapes also promotes weight loss. It was found that eating grapes limit absorbing and storing capacity of fat in the body. It also reduces the deposition of fat in an abdominal region. Thus a healthy weight loss can be achieved by including grapes in the diet.
- Bone Health:
Grapes are a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strength of the bones. Adding grapes into your diet on a regular basis can prevent the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis. Manganese is an extremely important element in the body, which aids in everything from protein metabolism, collagen formation, and nervous system functioning.
Being high in water content, grapes help in hydrating the body and regularising bowel movements. Plus the fiber in grapes also helps in fixing problems related to bowel movement. Fiber is a way to bulk up the stool. In this way, it becomes easier to transport through the bowels to its eventual excretion from the body. Fiber stimulates the gastric and digestive juices that help absorb the nutrients and break down the food for easier processing.
Due to its eminent therapeutic value, grapes can be used for cure of asthma. In addition to it, the assimilatory power of grapes is also higher. It increases the moisture present in lungs and reduces asthmatic events.
- Eye Health:
Eating grapes protect eyes from free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for retinal degeneration. Thus it affects the vision of the eye and can lead to complete loss of vision. But Resveratrol protects eyes from these free radicals.
- Good for Knees:
Daily intake of grapes can help get relief from knee pain, especially the ones triggered due to osteoarthritis. Grapes are high on antioxidants, most important and beneficial one being polyphenols, which help in improving the flexibility and mobility of joints.
- Kidney disorders:
Grapes can substantially reduce the acidity of the uric acid and helps in the elimination of the acid from the system, thereby reducing the work pressure of kidneys. The lesser kidneys will work, the lesser are the chances of developing problem or disease. Grapes have a very cleansing effect on the body, and the antioxidants present benefit all of the body’s systems in peripheral ways.
- Immune System:
Grapes are not only packed with flavonoids and minerals, but vitamins as well! The high levels of Vitamin C, K, and A in grapes gives you a healthy boost to many of your organ systems, particularly your immune system, which means less chance of coming down with common colds, as well as more serious health issues.
This is not it, apart from above mentioned benefits grapes are also considered good for muscular degeneration problems, reduces blood cholesterol, fights cavities and keep dental problems away, also considered good for fighting indigestion.
A word of caution : Since grapes are mostly eaten directly without removing any top layer or covering so they must be washed or cleansed properly before eating because grapes are often sprayed with pesticides while they are in growing stage which if swallowed could cause lot of problems.
Rest enjoy this tasty fruit without any tension and get rid of all your health problems and also don’t forget to comment once you are done with eating grapes and feel its benefits.
Eat Healthy…!! Stay Healthy…!!
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