Grapes, owing to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and robust life.
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.
In terms of heart diseasesgrapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots thereby reducing the chances of heart attacks. In addition the antioxidant present in grapes prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which blocks the blood vessels.
Red grapes have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties and can protect you from infections. They have a strong antiviral property against polio virus and herpes simplex virus.
Grapes are found to have strong anti cancer properties due to the anti-inflammatory effect of resveratrol present in grapes. It is particularly effective in colorectal cancer and breast cancer.
Grapes contain anti-oxidants and it greatly helps in preventing age related loss of vision and cataract. Like watermelon grapes are considered a good thirst quencher. Grapes aids in treating kidney disorders as it has the ability to reduce the acidity of the uric acid, which reduces the work of the kidneys.