- Grapes can help keep a person’s body healthy in numerous ways
- Both red and green grapes contain resveratrol; experts said the red ones and specifically their skins, contain more
- According to experts, it is better to get the benefits of resveratrol from eating grapes rather than drinking wine
Do you love eating grapes? One of the favorite fruits of most people, which is also used in making wine, grapes can help keep a person’s body healthy in numerous ways.
According to Medical News Today, grapes contain resveratrol which has a lot of good impact on one’s health.
“Both red and green grapes contain resveratrol, but red grapes, and specifically their skins, contain more. It is better to get the benefits of resveratrol from eating grapes rather than drinking wine. Resveratrol is available in supplement form, but the benefits of grapes include fiber and a range of minerals and vitamins. Dietary sources of nutrients are more beneficial than supplements, because they supply fiber and other nutrients,” it was noted.
Here are some benefits from eating grapes:
*Good for blood pressure – Grapes have a high potassium content. Increasing potassium intake helps reduce the negative effects of too much sodium in the diet.
*Prevents constipation – Contain water and fiber, it helps people stay hydrated, keep bowel movements regular, and reduce the risk of constipation.
*Eye health – The fruit contains contain antioxidants, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which help maintain eye health. They neutralizes unstable molecules known as free radicals. In this way, they may reduce oxidative stress and damage to the retina, and help prevent cataracts and other conditions.
*Diabetes – The American Diabetes Association encourages people to consume grapes and other fruits, as long as the carbohydrate amount is counted as part of their meal plan.
*Heart health – Rich in fiber and potassium that support heart healt, the American Heart Association recommends increasing the intake of potassium while decreasing the consumption of sodium to improve blood pressure and cardiovascular health.
*Treat acne – In the journal Dermatology and Therapy, it was revealed that a study has found that resveratrol could help treat acne, especially if used with benzoyl peroxide as a topical treatment
sk of canc er – Laboratory studies found that resveratrol may be able to slow or prevent the growth of tumors in lymph, liver, stomach, breast, and colon; as well as skin cancer and leukemia.