Grapes are very popular, delicious fruits. Every variety of grapes provide antioxidants and are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Due to their high nutrient content, grapes play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.
The antioxidants in grapes have been linked to inhibiting cancer and heart disease. In addition, one of these antioxidants has been shown to have anti-aging effects on age related heart disease.
Research scientists have been discovering new facts about grapes and why they have health benefits. Here are some reasons to add grapes to your diet:
Grapes contain a variety of antioxidants and other polyphenols.
Human studies have shown that eating a variety of grapes may help support a healthy heart by improving blood flow, arterial flexibility and blood vessel function.
Grapes seem to help protect brain health by counteracting oxidative stress and inflammation, or by targeting the actions of certain genes involved in age-related diseases of the brain.
Prostate enlargement is a significant concern for men. Adding grapes to the diet provided a strong antioxidant effect and membrane-protective properties that significantly reduced and reversed bladder damage caused by a partial obstruction.
Grapes also promote healthy arteries by helping prevent the oxidation of bad “LDL” cholesterol.