Grapes and its Nutritious Benefits
Grapes have some amazing health benefits that we are not completely aware of. One of the most important one is that it has potassium that helps to lower blood pressure that prevents heart attack or stroke. It contains a high amount of Resveratrol that make it more beneficial. A research has shown to relax the walls of the blood vessels, making their diameter larger, thereby lowering blood pressure, and allowing a higher volume of blood to flow through all areas of the body, delivering increased oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. A cup of grapes can provide you with 25 percent of your daily vitamin K needs, and some research suggests that vitamin K might reduce the risk of heart disease. Without it, mechanisms that stop the formation of blood vessel calcification might become inactive.
Grape contains a high amount of antioxidants, anthocyanin, and proanthocyanidin that make it a perfect food to fight free radicals and prevent cancer, inflammation and degenerative disease. A recent study shows that resveratrol found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain cancer cells more vulnerable to radiation treatment. It is found that resveratrol prevents signs of ageing and other skin problems. According to a study resveratrol, when combined with a common acne medication benzoyl peroxide, fights the acne causing bacteria.
Grapes, with an abundance of vitamin E and linoleic acid can help treat hair loss. Using grape seed oil helps in strengthening the hair follicles for strong and healthy hair. This beneficial oil can also treat split ends, brittleness and hair fall caused by rough handling of hair. According to a study grapes promote eye health from signalling changes at the cellular level to directly countering oxidative stress. Including grapes in the diet results in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas, which is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors.