Health Benefits 101: GRAPES
I don’t know a single person that hates grapes (well, that’s for me). But grapes are probably one of the most loved fruits out there. When you bite into a grape, you get more than a burst of juicy, sweet, goodness. You also get quite an amount of nutrients and antioxidants that may help you stay well.
According to medicalnewstoday.com, grapes come in different colors and forms. There are red, green, and purple grapes, seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice, raisins, currents, and sultanas, not to mention wine.
Did You Know?
– There are 60 species and around 8000 varieties of grapes that can be found throughout the world today.
– Grape develops on the vine that can reach length of 15 meters (50 feet). One vine usually produces 40 clusters of grapes.
– China is the greatest producer of grapes on the planet with 9,600,000 tons in 2016.
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GRAPES CAN BOOST MEMORY
Grapes are rich in antioxidants, which help reduce oxidative stress that leads to aging. According to a research, this reduction increased verbal memory performance and motor function. In addition, grapes contain compounds that may improve memory, attention and mood and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
GRAPES MAKE YOUR BONE STRONGER
The vitamin K in grapes and other produce supports healthy bones and tissues. Just half a cup of grapes gives 14 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin K.
GRAPES ARE HYDRATING
Grapes contain water and fiber. These can help people stay hydrated, keep bowel movements regular, and reduce the risk of constipation. Grapes are 80 to 84 percent water, meaning that consuming them helps the body stay hydrated—especially during the summer.
GRAPES SUPPORT HEART HEALTH
The polyphenols in grapes may help prevent cardiovascular disease. Also, some compounds in grapes can help regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation from oxidative stress, improve blood flow, and protect your vascular system.
GRAPES ARE GOOD FOR THE SKIN
According to studies, grapes may shield skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet light radiation.
Grapes are easy to incorporate into your diet, whether fresh, frozen, as juice or wine. Whether you’re looking for a low-calorie snack for weight loss or a water-filled food that can help your skin, here are the top health benefits of eating — and drinking — grapes regularly. In addition with the many benefits of this amazing fruit, below is a photo of the nutritional facts of grapes.