Is it possible to find great benefits in a small fruit? Of course!
The grapes are particularly rich in flavonoids, very powerful antioxidants and with protective properties for the cardiovascular system.
One of the pigments contained in the grape is quercetin, which has the particularity of regulating the cholesterol levels in the blood and helping to prevent the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol). This phenomenon causes the deposition of plaques in the arteries that can lead to their obstruction.
The grape is also a good source of potassium, a favorable factor for the cardiovascular system due to its protective effect against hypertension.
Could the grape be the source of youth?
Its beneficial qualities for the cardiovascular system could also be due to the presence of resveratrol, a substance in which we also find anti-carcinogenic properties.
There are three major categories of grapes: black grapes, white grapes and green grapes.
The white grape contains a higher energy value than the black grape, 70 calories per 100 g against 62.1 calories per 100 g. It is at the same time richer in sugar, since it contains 16.1 g of sugar per 100 g of grapes, unlike the black grape, which only has 12.2 g.
Both juices of these grapes provide important amounts of minerals, especially potassium and vitamin B9 (folic acid).
Let’s know some other differences.
The grape is the fruit of energy par excellence because it contains many sugars easily assimilated is like glucose and fructose, in addition to vitamin B, vitamin C, mineral salts and trace elements such as calcium, potassium, iron and also magnesium.
Since it has all the best that nature has to offer, the benefits of the grapes are more than demonstrated. White grapes and black grapes have other benefits: a beneficial action on the functioning of the nervous and muscular system and is a fruit that tones and is indicated for all those who need energy such as children who are growing or athletes .
During the winter seasons, the benefits of the white grape and the black grape make it possible to better deal with the illnesses typical of the cold.
The grape is one of the richest fruits in carbohydrates together with the fig and the banana.
On the black grape we can also add that it is rich in polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that have protective virtues that act at different levels. These antioxidants protect the cardiovascular system by delaying all types of aging and limiting the formation of bad cholesterol at the same time that it makes the blood vessels more resistant.
On the other hand, the leaf of the grape is the star ingredient that serves to combat fatigue and heavy legs. Another benefit of the grape is its fluidizing action, which helps drain toxins and thus improves blood circulation by reducing fluid retention problems.
Polyphenols are found in greater concentration in black grapes compared to the others.
Grapes, fruits of beauty.
If the grapes are good for health, this is mostly due to the polyphenols it contains. These are mainly concentrated in the seeds and are responsible for combating free radicals, pollution and aging of the skin.
Polyphenols are 10 thousand times more active than vitamin E and reinforce the collagen and natural elastin of the skin. Consuming grapes regularly, benefits your skin in addition to the rest of the body thanks to all its properties.
But also the pulp of the grape contains trace elements and minerals such as potassium and calcium, which are the key to obtaining healthy skin and hair.
A natural treatment? Crush some grapes and mix them with honey, spread on the skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse and then apply a moisturizer. Your skin will look renewed!
The consumption of grape juice could have a protective effect against cancer. A study carried out in mice showed a reduction in the multiplication of cancer cells of the mammary gland and a decrease in the weight of tumors depending on the dose of grape juice administered.
In addition, three in vitro studies demonstrated a protective effect of red grape juice against colon cancer and white blood cell cancer (leukemia and lymphoma, for example). Other studies are under way to determine to what extent this could be applied in humans.
And what about red wine?
We know that red wine is a derivative of grapes and therefore has many of the benefits we get from this fruit. A glass of wine daily could protect us from cardiovascular disorders.
We find in this drink many of the flavonoids that contain the skin, seeds and pulp of grapes.
Some studies attribute red wine an antioxidant power superior to natural grape juice. In fact, during the manufacture of the wine the fermentation of the must allows the extraction of a large quantity of flavonoids that we do not find simply in the pressing of the grape. To benefit from the benefits of wine, it is necessary to consume triple the juice of grapes.
In which cases should we avoid consuming grapes?
- If you are allergic to aspirin, you should not consume grapes because it contains a large amount of salicylate, one of its compounds.
- If you have sensitive intestines, do not consume grapes because the seeds can be irritating.
- If you are diabetic, do not consume grapes because they contain too much sugar.
What a wonderful fruit the grape is! And delicious!