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7 Health Benefits of Grapes


A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry. It contains lots of polyphenol, act as antioxidants which can fight the inflammation caused by free radicals.

It can be eaten fresh. It comes in the color Green or Red or purple. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.

The history of grapes goes back as far as 8,000 years, when grape vines were first cultivated – Middle East.

Grapes can be used to make Jam, Juice, raisins, Wine, Vinegar, grape seed extract and even grape seed oil.

Dried grapes (raisins) can be a lovely addition to salads and yogurt. Fresh, seedless grapes can be used to make grape juice, and they’re a handy snack all by themselves.

Interesting finding pertaining to Red wines. French Paradox – Research in Western countries, comparing diets have discovered that although the French tend to eat higher levels of animal fat, the incidence of heart disease remains low in France. It is something that they found in the red wine, that trigger massive study on the ingredients that they found: Resveratrol

Benefits

The potential health benefits of consuming grapes are numerous, such as:

  • Increasing immune system,

  • Cancer prevention properties,

  • Vascular Heart Disease,

  • High blood pressure,

  • Cholesterol,

  • Diabetes,

  • Alzheimer disease and

  • constipation.

Flavonoids and polyphenol present in grapes acts as antioxidants, which can fight the inflammation caused by free radicals. Fortunately, antioxidants also have certain anti-aging qualities, which not only help you look younger, but also feel younger by staving off age-related conditions like cataracts.

Grapes have been found to have strong antioxidant called Resveratrol. The anthocyanins (another plentiful antioxidant polyphenolic in red grapes) and pro-anthocyanidins in grapes have properties that can inhibit the growth of cancer causing agents. The pigments contained in grapes enhance the overall immunity of the body to a wide range of diseases.

Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com / Wikipedia grapes / For Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) refer to Wikipedia grapes.