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Grapes- The Queen Of Fruits

Submitted by Saraomran on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:47
Grapes are commonly known as 'Queen of Fruits'. This amazing fruit is categorized into 3 variants according to their color- Green, Red and Black. Grapes belong to the Vitaceae family. Grapes, besides being delicious in taste, are also healthy for mind and body. The color of the grape shows the taste it has. Green or white grapes are sweetest of all the grapes while red grapes are simplest in flavor. Black/blue grapes taste best if they are rich and deep in color, i.e., almost black. Various health benefits of this delicious fruit are:

Migraine With Grapes

Grapes have the ability to cure migraine and severe headaches. As a matter of fact, juice of ripe grapes has been used since a long time as a home cure or remedy for migraine. The ripe grape juice should be consumed early in morning in its pure form without adding water or any other thing.

Grapes And Alzheimer's Disease

Grapes contain resveratrol which helps in reducing amyloidal-beta peptide levels in patients suffering from the Alzheimer's disease. This amazing fruit is also very beneficial in enhancing brain health and delay the process of neurodegenerative diseases.

Grapes Prevent Indigestion

Grapes are helpful in preventing dyspepsia therefore grapes cure irritation of stomach and indigestion.

Grapes Prevent Breast Cancer

Recent studies show, purple concord grape's juice aids in preventing the breast cancer. An experiment showed significant reduction in the breast tumor mass was observed when the patient was fed with grape juice on regular basis.

Grapes For Vision

It has been a well known benefit of eating grapes is that they are beneficial for eye health. This fruit is rich in zeaxanthin and lutein which are essential for maintaining the eye health especially as we age.

Blood Cholesterol With Grapes

Grapes contain Pterostilbene compound which helps in lowering the cholesterol level. Therefore, grapes are very beneficial for people with high cholesterol and related problems.

Kidney Disorders With Grapes

Grapes assist in reducing acidity of the uric acid. It also eliminates the acid from system and therefore reduces the pressure on kidneys.

Grapes Cure Asthma

Grapes have a high assimilatory power that aids in increasing the levels of moisture in the lungs. This fruit is considered to have a high therapeutic importance for asthma.

Antibacterial Properties Of Grapes

Red grapes have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Red grapes also protect from various infections. Grapes have effective antiviral properties against herpes simplex virus and poliovirus.

Grapes Prevent Constipation

Grapes work like magic in preventing constipation. Being rich in organic acid, sugar and polyose, grapes are popular as laxative fruit. By toning up stomach, grapes relieve chronic constipation.

Protection Against Sunburn With Grapes

The extract of grape seeds as well its fleshy part contains high amounts of powerful antioxidants. Damage from harmful UV radiations can be prevented by application of the grape seed extract directly on the skin. The extract behaves like a sunscreen lotion and reduces redness caused by the sunburn. It also minimizes damage borne by skin cells. Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grapes is often used as an ingredient in sunscreen creams and lotions.

Anti-aging Properties Of Grapes

Free radicals in body are the major reason for premature skin aging which become visible as fine lines and wrinkles. The presence of vitamin C along with antioxidants in grapes protects the skin from harmful free radicals and prevents the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.

Grapes Lighten Scars

Green grapes assist in lightening scars caused by acne on face. Grapes have vitamin C which encourages formation of the ligaments and scar tissues and helps in repairing the skin.

Grapes Soften Skin

The extract of grape seed is abundant in vitamin E that helps in retaining moisture of skin. Using grapes for scrubbing skin provides exfoliating effect by removing top layer of the dead cells and make skin smoother and healthier than before.

Rejuvenate Skin With Grapes

Grapes contain certain organic acids which facilitates rejuvenation of the skin cells. Vitamin C found in grapes is an essential element for collagen formation. Collagen is vital for growth of blood vessels and cells and therefore provides firmness and strength to the skin. Grapes prevent various skin diseases by removing the toxins from body.

Grapes For Youthful Appearance

Green colored grapes have the ability to induce perspiration and speed up the metabolism, thus giving a radiant and youthful appearance to the skin. Grapes also are very beneficial in toning up the skin and preventing decolorized skin.

Grapes Encourage Hair Growth

Grapes, being a fruit enriched with natural antioxidants, increase the circulation of blood in the scalp. The increased blood circulation encourages better hair growth. The grape seed oil can be directly applied to the scalp to make hair manageable, soft and shiny.

Treat Dandruff With Grapes

One of the many benefits of the oil of grape seeds is that it is very effective in preventing the dandruff related problems. it can help combat the dermatitis and itchy scalp. As this oil is a good moisturizer, it helps in eliminating dry flakes from scalp while improving the blood circulation.

Hair Loss Treatment With Grapes

Grapes are also very effective in preventing problems like hair loss. It contains linoleic acid along with vitamin E which strengthens follicles and makes hair healthy and strong. It is also useful in treating hair breakage, brittleness and split ends caused by rough handling or dandruff.

Aromatherapy With Grapes

Due to the non-greasy structure of the grape seed oil, it does not leave any residue on scalp. It is suitable for all types of skin because it is light and has great emollient properties. Being light in use, this oil is often used in aromatherapy.

Nutritional Facts Of Grapes

Amount- 100 grams
  • Calories- 69
  • Protein- 1%
  • Dietary Fiber- 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate- 6%
  • Vitamin A- 1%
  • Calcium- 1%
  • Vitamin C- 18%
  • Magnesium- 2%
  • Vitamin E- 1%
  • Potassium- 5%
  • Vitamin K- 18%
  • Manganese- 4%
  • Thiamin- 5%
  • Niacin- 1%
  • Riboflavin- 4%
  • Phosphorus- 2%
  • Vitamin B6- 4%
  • Iron- 2%
  • Pantothenic Acid- 1%
  • Copper- 6%
%DV is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Fruits like grapes are pleasant and sweet to eat and healthy for body.