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Health Benefits of Grapes

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The health benefits of grapes include their ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and the prevention of cataracts. Grapes, one of the most popular and 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 slow down aging.Grapes, due to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.

Health Benefits of Grapes

Some of the health benefits of grapes include the following:

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Asthma: Due to their well-known therapeutic value, grapes can be used as a cure for asthma. In addition to that, the hydrating power of grapes is also high, which increases the moisture present in the lungs and reduces asthmatic events.

Bone Health: Grapes are a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strength of the bones. Adding grapes into your diet on a regular basis can prevent the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis. Manganese is an extremely important element in the body, which aids in everything from protein metabolism, collagen formation, and nervous system functioning.

Heart diseases: Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots.  Therefore, grapes are an effective way to reduce the chances of heart attacks. Additionally, the antioxidants present in grapes prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which blocks the blood vessels and is a main contributor to various coronary conditions. Grapes also have high numbers of flavonoids, which are what give grapes their color, but flavonoids are also very powerful antioxidants. The two main types in grapes are resveratrol and quercetin, and these two compounds negate the effects of free radicals that threaten the body and stimulate LDL cholesterol’s harmful effects on arteries. Also, these two antioxidant flavonoids act as a clean-up crew to reduce platelet clumping and filter toxins out of the blood.

Migraine: Ripe grape juice is an important home remedy for curing migraines. It should be drunk early in the morning, without mixing additional water. Ironically, drinking red wine is often considered a cause of migraines, but grape juice and grape seed extract is considered a solution for the problem. There are many causes behind migraines, and it can be difficult to pinpoint the culprit, since they include chemical imbalances, lack of sleep, changes in weather, or dietary deficiencies. Alcohol in general causes migraines, but grapes have so many antioxidants that they can cause and cure the same illness!

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Constipation: Grapes are very effective in overcoming and eliminating constipation. They are classified as a laxative food, because they contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose. They also relieve chronic constipation by toning up intestinal muscles and the stomach. Grapes are high in insoluble fiber, meaning that it remains intact as it moves through the digestive tract. It builds up bulk, which promotes the formation and excretion of healthy stool, so grapes can help make you much more regular. However, if you suffer from loos stool or diarrhea, grapes should not be used as a way to regulate your system. Insoluble fiber doesn’t soak up water to dry out loose stool, and grapes don’t have a high level of soluble fiber.

Indigestion: Grapes play an important role in dyspepsia. They relieve heat and cure indigestion and irritation in the stomach. They are also preferred over other digestive aids because they are considered a “light food”.

Fatigue: Light and white grape juice supplements the iron content in the body and prevents fatigue. Anemia is a real problem for many people, and eating grapes can help keep your iron and mineral levels balanced in the body. A lack of iron can make you sluggish, and your mind also doesn’t work as quickly, since iron is an essential mineral that impact a number of bodily functions.  However, dark grape juice might not give an iron boost and may actually decrease iron levels. Drinking grape juice also provides a nearly instant energy boost.

Diabetes: Recent research suggests that grape skin extract (GSE) exerts a novel inhibitory activity on hyperglycemia and may help in diabetes management.

Dental CareAccording to a recent study, red wine and grape seed extract can potentially help prevent cavities.

Kidney disorders: Grapes can substantially reduce the acidity of uric acid and they also help to eliminate acid from the system, thereby reducing the stress and pressure on the kidneys. Since grapes have a high water content, they induce urination, which also helps to eliminate the uric acid still present in the body after its acidity is reduced. Grapes have a very cleansing effect on the body, and the antioxidants present benefit all of the body’s systems in peripheral ways.

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Blood cholesterol: Grapes contain a compound called pterostilbene, which has the capacity to lower a person’s cholesterol levels. Pterostilbene is closely related to resveratrol, the beneficial antioxidant and coloring flavonoid that is also found in grapes, and early research has shown that it has anti-cancer qualities as well as having a great impact on cholesterol levels. It is also thought to have preventative powers over cognitive decline. Furthermore, the saponins present in the skin of grapes can also prevent the absorption of cholesterol by binding with it.

Antibacterial activity: Red grapes have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties that can protect you from infections. They display strong antiviral properties against the polio virus and the herpes simplex virus. Studies have also shown that grape juice can tackle bacterial infections in the gut and other systems.

Breast cancer: In a recent study, it has been discovered that purple, Concord grape juice helps in preventing breast cancer. Significant reduction in mammary tumor mass of laboratory rats was seen after they were fed the grape juice in an experimental setting. The antioxidants in grapes are beneficial in the prevention of all types of cancer, but there are some fascinating studies which specifically show grape juice as an effective preventive measure against breast cancer. Certain chemicals in grapes compete for binding sites, and inhibits aromatase from changing androgen to estrogen, which is thought to be a big contributing factor to breast cancer growth in women.

Alzheimer’s disease: Resveratrol, a beneficial polyphenol present in grapes, reduces the levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies suggest that grapes can enhance brain health and delay the onset of degenerative neural diseases. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition claims that grape juice can even improve the brain function of older people who have already displayed mild cognitive impairment. Further studies are currently under way to determine the exact interaction between grape components and neural systems.

Macular degeneration: Grapes can prevent age-related loss of vision and macular degenerationResearch study conducted at University of Miami suggests that grape-enriched diet supports eye health and may prevent vision-threatening retinal diseases.

GrapesStudies have shown that three servings of grapes a day can reduce the risks of macular degeneration by over 36 %. Both grapes and wine can both contribute to a reduced loss of vision over time, and as with all of the organ systems, the health and susceptibility to disease or damage is lessened by the antioxidants packed into every grape!

Immune System: Grapes are not only packed with flavonoids and minerals, but vitamins as well! The high levels of Vitamin C, K, and A in grapes gives you a healthy boost to many of your organ systems, particularly your immune system, which means less chance of coming down with common colds, as well as more serious health issues.

Prevention of cataracts: Flavonoids present in grapes have antioxidants, which can reduce and fight the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals cause things like the development of cataracts, as well as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and various age-related problems. This is somewhat linked to macular degeneration, as they usually occur around the same time in life. Fortunately, antioxidants also have certain anti-aging qualities, which not only help you look younger, but also feel younger by staving off age-related conditions like cataracts.

Cancer prevention properties: Grapes have been found to have strong anti-cancer properties due to the anti-inflammatory effect of resveratrol. It is particularly effective in reducing the chances of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. The anthocyanins and pro-anthocyanidins in grapes have properties of an anti-proliferate and can inhibit the growth of cancer causing agents. Grape juice not only prevents the risk of cancer but also suppresses the growth and propagation of cancer cells. The pigments contained in grapes enhance the overall immunity of the body to a wide range of diseases.

In conclusion, grapes play a pivotal role in preventing a multitude of health disorders and can be used as a home-based remedy for several ailments. Dried grapes, known as raisins, are also extremely nutritious and can help treat many disorders, including constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever, and sexual dysfunction. Raisins can also help people gain weight quickly and protect the health and functional integrity of their eyes. Read more about benefits of raisins.

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  1. Lavon Johnson says:

    Black grapes are the way to go!

    • Lavon Johnson says:

      I agree! I knew that grapes were good for constipation, but I had no clue that it had so much benefits until I read this! I searched it because I was eating grapes haha!

  2. Prakash Pamnani says:

    I am eating black grapes while reading this.

  3. Sharon Mortley says:

    I love to eat grapes !

  4. Marie Kliber Sanderson says:

    I am in love w/grapes. both dark and green. it's too bad they have so much suger! I have gained 10lbs even thouh I should watch my sugers. and too many calories for me an d my diabitis……….

  5. Jessica P'nam San Miguel says:

    SO. Good ツ

  6. Kit N. says:

    The health benefits described on this page refers to GM grapes, organic grapes or both?

  7. Gina Beltran Barz says:

    I'm eating grapes this time, thanx for the info.

  8. Siddarth Sharma says:

    Everyday I must say! And also when I study <3.

  9. Leila-Rossa Mouawad says:

    I'm eating grapes lol

  10. Rhonda Humphries says:

    I am so addicted to grapes can't go one day with out them.

    • Felicia Thompson says:

      I used to love grapes like that too especially the green ones, I think I ate them so much that now I can't eat them anymore, just no desire for them at all :-(

    • Rhonda Humphries says:

      its the one fruit that doesn't make me sick. also pink lady apples

  11. Anonymous says:

    its true… ha cured my constipation..

  12. Reggie Sizzla says:

    I'm eating purple grapes.Hmm nice article.

  13. Terri Hafer Johnson says:

    I am addicted to the frozen grapes they are grate in cooling in summer.What a treat!

  14. Prasanna Venkatesh says:

    I TOO.I'M ALSO EATING GRAPES NOW…PURPLE GRAPES..GRAPE IS SUPER FRUIT.

  15. Sharon Shabo Jones says:

    I LOVE THE WELCHES GRAPES SO SWEET N JUICY ESPECIALLY NOW AS I READ DIS HEALTH BENEFITS #YUMMYHEALTH

  16. Pamela Hermogenes says:

    This is great! Now I'm so going to buy grapes!

  17. Gonzalo Rodriguez says:

    Eating grapes…..with my girls ..!

  18. Nitoy Fernandez says:

    Now I know eating grapes every day is good for health.

  19. Kealii Kuahuia says:

    Im eating grapes while reading this. :)

  20. Scorpyo StiflerzMom Young says:

    Greater with grapes! :)

  21. Maria Louise Binangbang says:

    :)

  22. Elnora Fleming says:

    grapes.. crush and sieve.. great smooth drink.

  23. Gurpreet Mann says:

    So it mean grapes are very useful my son is like to

  24. Irene Kaburu says:

    I ate grapes janaa en thy ar so sweet.

  25. Maturine Carlot-tary says:

    Green grapes are my favorite fruit, usually have it for lunch to boost my vitamin balance. Just had a bunch for lunch so good & revitalising.

  26. Topdiet Zambezi says:

    wow! dat would my daily fruit!

  27. Pickles Maglasang says:

    Wow at least I love to eat grapes! from now on I will eat grapes if ever I had it.:)

  28. Manjeet Singh says:

    I found some questions and answers about Grapes Fruit. http://www.questionanswerhub.com/answers/grapes.aspx

  29. Danielle Elizabeth says:

    So many more reasons to love grapes!

  30. Ta Knee Uh says:

    nice!

  31. Eamon Loughrey says:

    EMMA here is more info on GRAPES.

  32. Melda Cutanda says:

    ♥♥ I like & I love grapes! ♥♥

  33. Neyra Kong says:

    grapes are my favorite thing to eat <3 no more constipation for me ^_^.

  34. Fadwa Abida says:

    I love grapes!

  35. Tammy Ottinger says:

    I've also heard that grapes contain melatonin to help you sleep….Is this true?

  36. Joniel S. Dumagpi says:

    great! :D

  37. Marly Calderon says:

    <3 Grapes

  38. John Warncken says:

    there yummy to.

  39. Ryan Anthony Motkowski says:

    awesome!

  40. Elangovan Rajan says:

    read it for the value.

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