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Grapes is Among the World's Healthiest Foods
Jul 30, 2016
Grapes is Among the World's Healthiest Foods

A very popular fruit which is known to all and is a perfect choice as a snack is grapes. This small rounded oval shaped berries not only have a yummy combo of sweet and sour taste but it also has numerous health benefits. These fleshy rounded balls may contain edible seeds inside them or many don't have.

This fruit is also an ingredient in many recipes as it is helpful in making wines and raisins. As expressed by its Latin name Citrus paradise, the taste of the delicious fruit is like paradise.

The health benefits that this delicious fruit delivers to the body are:

• Powerhouse for Vitamin C:


The juicy fruit is an amazing source of Vitamin C that aids to build a stronger immune system. It has been found in many types of research that this juicy berry is a cold fighter as it helps in reducing the symptoms of a cold.

Vitamin C has the capacity to prevent the body from inflammatory issues as it prevents from free radical damage with reduces the effectiveness of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

The cardiovascular health of the body can also be improved with Vitamin C as the movement of free radicals in the body can oxidize cholesterol and gives rise to a plaque which may lead to heart strokes.

The multi-benefits of Vitamin C make this juicy fruit an important fruit in the diet of a person which can reduce the probability of death caused by cancer and heart disease.

• Protection against Cancer:


The pink and red colours of this juicy fruit are due to the presence of lycopene which is a carotenoid phytonutrient. It has been said in many types of research that this nutrient has the anti-tumour ability because it has the capacity to fight with oxygen free radicals that may damage the cells which may further lead to cancer.

The regular consumption of this nutrient provides a strong protective layer to the human body. Secondly, the luscious fruit has rich contents of phytonutrients called limonoids which contradict tumour formation as it promotes the formation of glutathione-S-transferase which is a detoxifying enzyme.

This enzyme aids in making the toxic compounds more soluble so that this waste can be easily excreted from the body. Citrus fruits are also known for its prevention against the breast cancer which is due to the presence of glutamates. Limonoids have the capacity to fight cancers of mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.

• Protection against Heart diseases:


This delicious fruit has rich contents of pectin, which is known for slowing down the improvement of atherosclerosis. Both red and blonde varieties of this variety of berries maintain the cholesterol level of the body which improves the heart health.

The flavonoid quercetin is a natural anti-inflammatory that is also helpful in reducing the chances of heart-related diseases.

• Reduce blood pressure:

Potassium serves numerous benefits to the human body, one of which is the reduction of blood pressure. This fruit is rich in potassium which aids in maintaining the blood pressure that reduces the probability of strokes.

• Relief from constipation:

This juicy fruit has high contents of water and fibres which will keep the body hydrated and bowel movements regular. The fibres are also helpful in reducing the problem of constipation.

• Slims down the chances of diabetes:


This fruit is one of those which are helpful in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. It has been found in researches that 7% chance of this type of disease can be slimmed.

• Reduces acne:

Red variety of this fruit has contents which are helpful in reducing the acne by purifying the blood as it removes toxins from the body.

Bottom Line:
There are much other health and nutritional benefits of this delicious berry and the best part about this fruit is that they are available all year round. But, the grapes, which are tight and are wrinkle free should be preferred for consuming. It is preferred to consume fresh grapes as the jellies and other products prepared by mixing it have added sugar and preservatives.

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