Grab the control over your health by eating healthy grapes

June 8th, 2015

Grapes are actually berries that have willingly become the part of every delicacy. Grapes can be red or purple or green; each type rich in good and healthy phytonutrients. You have table grapes to be eaten in raw form, vine grapes that are especially used to prepare wines and raisin grapes to make the dry fruits. Additionally, you have grapes jam and jellies…yum!! They are used in various dishes as a garnishing agent and even added in recipes to make them tastier and yummier. They add a refreshing flavour to the dishes. But these grapes not only have a pleasant and luscious tart-sweet taste, but they also provide various health benefits. The reasons why you should eat grapes are as follows:

  • Polyphenols which are present abundantly in grapes are very powerful antioxidants. They can curb cancer and may prevent following types of cancer: mouth, lung, pancreatic, prostate, oesophageal, pharynx, and colon and endometrial.
  • High concentration of polyphenols also reduces the risks of having a cardiovascular disease.  Some specific benefits are:
  • Reduction in level of reactive oxygen molecules in blood
  • Reduction in LDL oxidation
  • Improved blood pressure regulation
  • Overall improved cholesterol regulation
  • Another flavonoid named quercetin which is naturally anti-inflammatory reduces the LDL cholesterol. It also produces anti-cancer agents.
  • Quercetin also gives relief from allergies which include watery eyes, runny nose and hives.
  • Also, the health of the heart is supported by fibre and potassium available in grapes. More specifically, grapes are highly beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure because it counteracts the sodium effects in body.
  • Eating grapes also keeps the digestive tract healthy and gives relief from constipation because it contains good amount of fibre.
  • Grapes like melon and watermelons are also high in water and hence, they keep us hydrated as well.
  • Resveratrol present in grapes is useful to treat Alzheimer’s diseases and relieves persons from mood swings that are caused by menopause. It also improves the blood glucose control in our body.
  • Many grape phytonutrients especially resveratrol have found to be successful in increasing the expression of genes that link to longevity and also reduces the signs of aging.
  • Phytonutrients present in the grapes also possess anti-microbial properties

Our body is a wonder in itself and its proper care should be taken. While buying grapes, make sure that they are not stale and are wrinkle free. They must be freshly eaten to provide us with the maximum benefits. However, the jams and jellies available also contain extra sugar added in them which may reduce the effects and may harm the body. So their consumption must be done include certain precautions.

Fruit baskets are excellent ways to show our loved ones that we care for them. They are a complete package of nutrition.  So, whenever you feel that you need a fruit basket delivery in UK, fill your fruit baskets with lots of grapes for they are not just delicious, but also brings lots of benefits for our body.