Thursday, October 3, 2019

Top 3 Health Benefits of Grapes

Benefits of Grapes
While Apple is known to keep the doctor away, grapes are popular as "queen of fruits”. Revered for wine and pleasure, but most people are unaware of the wonderful health benefits of eating luscious grapes.

Do you know grapes have high nutrient and antioxidant contents?

Besides, the fruit is packed with potassium, copper, manganese, riboflavin, and vitamin A, B, B6, C, and K.

Also, grapes are low in calories and high in fiber and protein. Regular consumption of fresh grapes can boost your energy and immune system.

There are various health benefits of grapes and the main ones are shortlisted for you.

Reduce the Risk of Chronic Diseases:- Regular consumption of fresh grapes will keep chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart diseases, and diabetes away.

The protective effect of grapes is due to the high level of antioxidants like resveratrol which kill free radicals and repair oxidative stress in the body. The high content of resveratrol in grapes also imparts the fruit - anticancer and chemopreventive potential.

So, grab a handful of grapes a day to prevent cancer (in the liver, breasts, stomach, and lymphatic system), lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Boost Brain Function:- According to the latest research at the University of Los Angeles, California, eating grapes improves memory power, cognitive function, attention span and declines symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Grapes boost blood and oxygen supply to the brain and keep it functional and healthy. Resveratrol in grapes removes free radicals and plaques that damage brain cells.

Improves Digestive Health:- Grapes being rich in fiber and potassium help you reduce stomach irritation and bloating.  Due to high water content, grapes keep you hydrated and reduce the risk of constipation. Grapes are also known as laxatives as they keep your bowel movements regular.

Eating the fruit regularly will give you a healthy digestive system and ensure low acidity. Although a long way to go some studies have found that grapes may protect against colitis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Can grapes make you more beautiful?

Grapes are rich in vitamin C and regular intake may protect against various bacterial and viral infections and keeps your system clean. Resveratrol in grapes can treat acne according to a study published in journal Dermatology and Therapy.

The fruit contains certain enzymes that trigger anti-inflammatory effect and repair functions in our body. Grapes can diminish the effect of free radicals so they are known to prevent sign of aging. Adding grapes to your diet may give you a healthy and glowing skin.

How to take grapes?

A cup of fresh grapes powered by vitamins and antioxidants equals to 100 calorie snack. You can wash your grapes and eat it intact to reap the benefits of powerful antioxidants on the grape skin.  If you do not like eating grapes you can add it to a salad like low-fat chicken salad recipe in a way that can tantalize your taste buds.

There are a lot of hot dishes where you can add grapes to enhance its taste and flavor.  If you are a fruit lover then go for a cocktail made with fresh grapes, strawberries, and other fruits.

Isn’t it easy to incorporate in your diet?

The bottom line 
The health research literature on grapes is growing by leaps and bounds.  Grapes have managed to grab much of the researchers’ attention because they are healthy and nutritious. They are easily available in India year-round.  Unlike wine grapes are cheap and simple to consume. So, why not make most of the beautiful, fleshy, and sweet fruit and keep yourself healthy.


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