Grapes are power-packing berries laden with vitamins A, B6, C, K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and selenium. Red/purple grapes are rich in anthocyanins and flavonoids such as resveratrol and quercetin. White/green grapes do not contain these highly recommended anti-oxidants. However, green grapes are sweeter in flavor and do possess catechin, a flavonoid tannin boasts some antioxidant abilities. Check out these 9 health benefits, beauty, weightloss and cooking tips as well;
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In many cultures around the world, grapes are affectionately nicknamed the “queen of fruits,” and for good reason. These sweet, tart little berries are a wealth of these 9 health benefits including, beauty, weightloss and cooking tips to follow, read on ;
Anti-cancer properties Resveratrol and quercetin are both well-known anti-inflammatories. Anthocyanins in red grapes have been shown to stave off breast and colo-rectal cancers by inhibiting the growth of cancer-causing agents.
Blood sugar Grapes have a low glycemic index and help regulate blood sugar levels and insulin assisting with the treatment of diabetes.
Brain health Resveratrol in grapes lowers peptide levels in patients with Alzheimer’s. Helpind to ward off the onset of neurodegenerative diseases and promote overall brain health. Drink a glass of pure grape juice for a popular home remedy for relieving migraines.
Digestive health Studies show that grapes can prevent dyspepsia and relieve indigestion and other stomach ailments.
Fatigue White grapes are terrific energy boosters and a great suggested remedy for fighting the chronic fatigue often associated with fibromyalgia.
Eye health The flavonoids inherent in grapes can assist in preventing cataracts and macular degeneration.
Heart health Resveratrol and quercetin are two very important flavonoid compounds found in red grapes. They can help relax the blood vessels, prevent constriction, combat blood clots and lower blood pressure. Green grapes, in particular, are cholesterol-free, which make them a heart-friendly food.
Immune system Anthocyanins in red grapes have anti-microbial and anti-viral capacities which protect the body from infections and viruses. The tannins in white grapes are anti-bacterial and anti-parastic, as well.
Kidney health Grapes can help reduce and eliminate uric acid and relieve pressure on the kidneys.
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Antioxidant properties Grapes are antioxidant super powers in the names of resveratrol and quercetin, both are champion fighters against cell-damaging free radicals. Ingesting grapes, especially in the form of grape-seed extract or seeds, can markedly reduce the risk of premature aging and promote healthy wrinkle-free skin, strong, resilient nails and shiny, supple locks.
Low-calorie Grapes are a palette-pleasing, low calorie snack with only 100 calories per cup.
Energy White grape juice, in particular, is a great source of energy and perfect to drink before your workout.
Fat burn Resveratrol has been found to drastically reduce our cells’ ability to store fat and has also been shown to more rapidly disintegrate fat in the body.
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Grapes can be eaten raw, cooked, or as an extract, juice or of course wine.
Red wine has gotten a lot of attention over the years in the medical community because of its high concentration of resveratrol. Go ahead, relax and enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner.
Toss some grapes in a bowl along with some delicate mixed greens, green apple, celery, some rustic crumbles of tangy goat or feta cheese, a palmful of toasted slivered almonds and a few tablespoons of your favorite dressing, and voila!, you have yourself a delectable and texturally interesting gourmet health salad.
Or, roll up your sleeves, line up your favorite glass ball jars and make a case of grape jam or jelly to add to your reduced-fat PB and J sandwich for months to come.
Grapes make delightfully delicious and surprising fillings for pies and tarts. Raisins, which are dried-up grapes, are sublime additions to cakes, breads and scones.
Throw a handful of green grapes in your next simple olive oil based sauce for fish or chicken. A welcome suprise with gentle sweetness and acidity.
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“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”