Grapes are nutritional powerhouses.
It is well known that fruit contains essential vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals. It also contains fibre. A diet high in fruit and vegetables can help protect you against cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
The nutritional benefits of including grapes in the diet are significant. Both red and green grapes contain miracle polyphenol resveratrol, but red grapes – more specifically the skin – contain more.
Grapes contain a wide range of phytonutrients, from carotenoids to polyphenols, which studies have revealed help to prevent certain cancers and in maintaining heart health. Resveratrol helps DNA repair damage from free radicals.
Grapes are packed with vitamin C, which plays a key role in immune system health, connective tissue development and wound healing.
On the surface
Resveratrol, known as “reverse it all”, helps prevent signs of ageing and other skin conditions.
On the inside
Grapes are rich in antioxidants which help protect the body’s cells against oxidative stress, linked to cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
High in potassium, the nutritional benefit of grapes help combat the onset and effects of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart, kidney lung and bone health. Potassium is vital for kidney and heart function, muscle contraction and nerve signal transmission, while the miracle polyphenol resveratrol helps dilate blood vessels to easy blood flow, and vitamin K helps with blood clotting and healthy bones.
Grapes are the perfect snack for increasing mid-day energy levels.
Easy on the eyes
Grapes promote eye health. Including grapes in your diet can result in lower levels of inflammatory proteins, and higher amounts of proteins which protect the retina from deterioration.
Resveratrol, which is found in the skin of red grapes, helps increase blood flow to the brain and can increase cognitive performance, as well as help remove plaques and free radicals, which affect the brain. Studies have shown a grape-enriched diet can also help protect against metabolic brain decline in Alzheimer’s-related areas of the brain.
Polyphenols, which grapes are high in, help improve flexibility and mobility of joints.
Grapes are high in enzymes which bring about anti-inflammatory effects, providing relief to arteries, heart, relieving allergic response and reparative functions.