“Hi, I’m Dr. John, NCS Hair’s General Consultant, and Nutritionist. I am here to share important health and hair knowledge and answer any questions you may have. If you have any queries and concerns about your health, don’t hesitate to ask me by leaving a comment here.”
Today, I’m going to talk about the fruit “GRAPES,” most of the people don’t know what the benefits they can get from it are.
Fast facts about grapes
The nutrients in grapes may help protect against cancer, eye problems, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions. Resveratrol is a key nutrient in grapes that may offer health benefits.
Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals.
Grapes are suitable for people with diabetes, as long as they are accounted for in the diet plan.
Grapes and especially red grapes contain resveratrol, a compound that may have various health benefits. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables has been linked to a reduced risk of various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Like other fruits and vegetables, grapes are a good source of fiber and water. Antioxidants and other nutrients in grapes may make them particularly healthful, although more research is needed to confirm some of their benefits.
●Grapes help repair the damage to your cells caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been associated with several chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
●The highest concentration of antioxidants is found in the skin and seeds. For this reason, most of the research on grapes has been done using seed or skin extracts.
●Red grapes contain higher numbers of antioxidants due to the anthocyanins that give them their color.
●One of the antioxidants in this fruit is resveratrol, which is classified as a polyphenol.
Numerous studies have been performed on its benefits, showing that resveratrol protects against heart disease, lowers blood sugar, and protects against the development of cancer.
●Grapes contain high levels of beneficial plant compounds, which may help protect against certain types of cancer.
Resveratrol, one of the compounds found in this fruit, has been well-studied in terms of cancer prevention and treatment.
It has been shown to protect against cancer by reducing inflammation, acting as an antioxidant, and blocking the growth and spread of cancer cells within the body.
●Grapes are beneficial for heart health. There are several reasons why eating grapes is good for your heart.
May Help Lower Blood Pressure
One cup (151 grams) of grapes contains 288 mg of potassium, which is 6% of the RDI (1).
This mineral is necessary for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Low intake of potassium has been linked to increased risks of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
A study in 12,267 adults showed that people who consumed higher levels of potassium in relation to sodium were less likely to die from heart diseases than those who consumed less potassium.
May Help Reduce Cholesterol
Compounds found in grapes may help protect against high cholesterol levels by decreasing cholesterol absorption.
In one study in 69 people with high cholesterol, eating three cups (500 grams) of red grapes a day for eight weeks was shown to lower total and “bad” LDL cholesterol. White grapes did not have the same effect.
Additionally, diets high in resveratrol, such as the Mediterranean diet, have been shown to decrease cholesterol levels as well.
●Grapes contain compounds that are good for eye health. The plant chemicals found in grapes may protect against common eye diseases.In one study, mice fed a diet supplemented with grapes showed fewer signs of damage to the retina and had better retinal function compared with mice who were not fed the fruit
In a test-tube study, resveratrol was found to protect retinal cells in the human eye from ultraviolet A light. This may lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common eye disease.
●Grapes may improve mood, memory, and attention
Eating grapes may benefit your brain health and boost your memory. In a 12- week study in 111 healthy older adults, 250 mg of a grape supplement per day significantly improved scores on a cognitive test measuring attention, memory and language compared to baseline values
Another study in healthy young adults showed that drinking about 8 ounces (230 ml) of grape juice improved both the speed of memory-related skills and mood 20 minutes after consumption. Studies in rats have shown that resveratrol improved learning, memory and mood when taken for 4 weeks
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●Grapes may protect against viruses, bacteria, and yeast infections
Numerous compounds in grapes have been shown to protect against and fight bacterial and viral infections. Grapes are a good source of vitamin C, which is well known for its beneficial impact on your immune system. Grape skin extract has been shown to protect against the flu virus in test-tube studies.
Additionally, compounds in grapes stopped the herpes virus, chickenpox and yeast infections from spreading in test-tube studies.
● Grapes are delicious, versatile and easy to eat
Grapes are easy to incorporate into a healthy diet. Here are a few ways you can enjoy them:
- Eat grapes plain as a snack.
- Freeze grapes for a cool treat.
- Add chopped grapes to a vegetable or chicken salad.
- Use grapes in a fruit salad.
- Add grapes or grape juice to a smoothie.
- Add grapes to a cheese board for an appetizer or dessert.
- Drink 100% grape juice.
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