Category Archives: Health Benefits – Grapes
Grapes are a great source for many health benefits and contains several important nutrients. Ten of them are:
Protects the Heart
Antioxidants in grapes prevent blockage in blood vessels which is caused by the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Also increases nitric oxide levels in the blood to prevent heart attack, and lowers blood pressure.
The resveratrol in grapes fights brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, and keep blood vessels healthy by preventing blockage. Resveratrol can increase blood flow to the brain by 200 % and reduces levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Resveratrol has a positive effect to prevent cancer. Also protects the skin from damaging UVB rays of the sun and this way protecting the skin against cancer. Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins have properties of anti-proliferate which fights the growth of cancer causing agents.
Protects the body against radiation therapy when used as treatment of cancer.
Resveratrol is also anti-inflammatory, and is one reason to prevent heart diseases. Pro-inflammatory molecules has their activity level reduced by eating grapes.
Prediabetics given resveratrol had a 10 % drop in blood sugar levels, according to research by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Grapes gives better blood sugar balance, better insulin regulation, and increases insulin sensitivity. Grapes are classified as a low glycemic index (GI) food, with GI values ranging between 43-53.
Resveratrol as a nutrient that activated the human gene for survival and longevity. Activation of these longevity genes by resveratrol and activation by calorie-restricted diets is the best combination for longevity.
It reduces cells’ ability to store fat and causes fat cells to disintegrate faster.
Drink fresh pure grape juice in the morning to ease migraine.
Red grapes contain antibacterial and antiviral properties to protect you, and is also effective against poliovirus and herpes simplex virus.