Grapes are popularly known as ‘Queen of Fruits” & belong to family Vitaceae. Apart from their good taste & color, Grapes also has various health benefits such as:
Asthma: The grapes can be used to treat asthma due to therapeutic values and it also contains higher hydrating power which moistens the lungs & reduces asthmatic events.
Bone health: Grapes contain various micro nutrients like copper, manganese, iron etc. Which helps in bone strength and prevents osteoporosis.
Cardiovascular diseases: Grapes reduce the chances of heart attacks by increasing the nitric oxide levels in the blood. The antioxidants present in grapes prevent oxidation of LDL and flavonoids such as resveratrol and quercetin present in it negate the effects of free radicals & LDL, reduce platelets clumping & filer out toxins from blood.
Migraine: Ripe grape juice and grape seed extract are solutions to migraine as they have so many antioxidants which are cure for same illness.
Constipation: Grapes are laxative food as they have organic acids, sugar & cellulose. It tones up intestinal muscles & stomach and promotes the formation and excretion of healthy stool. It is very effective in chronic constipation.
Fatigue: Light & White grapes juice maintains the level of minerals and irons and supplements the iron content in the body preventing fatigue.
Diabetes: Grapes Skin Extract (GSE) has an inhibitory effect on hyperglycemia and manages diabetes.
Dental care: Grape seed extracts and red wine helps in prevention of cavities.
Kidney disorders: Grapes reduce the acidity of uric acid and since it contains high water content, it induces urination and has a very cleansing effect on the body.
Blood cholesterol: Grapes contain a compound, Pterostilbene, which lowers the amount of cholesterol in body. It also has saponins which prevent the absorption of cholesterol by binding with it.
Antibacterial activity: Grapes have strong antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It has strong effects on polio virus and herpes simplex virus.
Cancer: Grapes contain many types of antioxidants, which may slow or prevent many types of cancers like breast, lung, mouth, pharynx, esophageal, prostate, endometrial, colon and pancreatic.
Alzheimer disease: The beneficial polyphenol, Resveratrol, found in grapes strongly reduces the level of amyloidal-beta peptides and lowers the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Note: Apart from above health benefits, grapes also has anti-aging and longevity benefits, cognitive benefits, helps in weight loss,protection against radiation, cataracts, vision, immunity etc.