Benefits of Grape
The combination of crunchy texture and dry, sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads.
Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Some contain edible seeds while others are seedless. Like blueberries, grapes are covered by a protective, whitish bloom.
Today there are almost 40 to 50 varieties of grapes grown in the world, what with the hybridization and new varieties being developed. Its universal appeal has made this an ongoing process, not stopping with colors, tastes or flavors of the fruit itself or the wine thereof. We can look forward to varieties of grapes developed for every occasion, table grapes and desert grapes to name a few.
As one of nature’s richest source of anti oxidants, the grape is priceless in its nutrional value. Grapes are known to help lower the incidence of two deadliest diseases of urban world- Cornonary disease and Cancer. In its juice form, the grape is known to cleanse the liver and remove excess uric acid from the body.
Grapes appear to confer several specific benefits as well. One of the clearly-established health benefits of grapes is their contribution to ocular health. People who eat grapes frequently appear to be at reduced risk for macular degeneration and other eye conditions.
This alkaline fruit (also called “the queen of fruits”) helps greatly to decrease the acidity of the uric acid and lends itself further in aiding the elimination of the acid from the system, thus benefiting the kidneys greatly.
Grapes also reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the body, promote lower blood pressure, and benefit heart health. Grapes and grape juice are endorsed by many organizations which advocate for cardiovascular health.
100 gm of calories contains:
Fat: 1.4 gm
Calcium: 17 gm
Vitamin c: 4 mg
Phosphorus: 21 mg
Protein: 1.4 gm
The health benefits of grapes include its ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and prevention of cataract. Grapes, one of the most delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slacken ageing.
Health tips for Grape
Besides the obvious good effects, grapes are found to be extremely high in potassium, encouraging an alkaline blood balance and stimulating the heart and kidney processes. They also contain chemicals that help to detoxify and cleanse the system.
With so much going for the little juice filled berry, it is no wonder that grapes have been a long time favorite of the human race.