The ABC’s Of Grapes
Grapes come in numerous sizes and colours but they all have one thing in common: They are equal parts delicious and equal parts healthy. Here are some of the amazing benefits of these beautiful fruits.
Grapes are well known for the presence of antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that are known to prevent swellings. Red grapes also contain specific polyphenols known as resveratrol. They are found on the skin of red grapes and studies have shown that they prevent they can slow down or prevent the growth of tumours.
Maintaining Blood Pressure
Balancing potassium and sodium levels in the body influences blood pressure in numerous ways. It is very easy to increase sodium content in the body because most of our foods contain substantial amounts of sodium which can be harmful to the body if its too much. Grapes have a high potassium content and do a good job of balancing the sodium content of the body.
The antioxidant properties mentioned earlier can also help reduce the risk cardiovascular disease. Grapes also contain fibres which go a long way in boosting general cardiovascular health and blood pressure.
Easy Bowel Movements
Grapes contain water and fibre which make the perfect combination for dealing with digestive issues. They help in keeping bowel movements regular and reducing the likelihood of constipation.