Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Benefits of Grape Juice

Raw Earth Medicine: The Benefits of Grape Juice 

Grapes are not only a delicious fruit or juice, they are a rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.

Here are just some of the Benefits of adding grape juice or eating grapes to your nutrition: 

1. Cancer Prevention: 

The anthocyanins and pro-anthocyanidins in grapes have properties of an anti-proliferate and can inhibit the growth of cancer causing agents.  The anti-inflammatory effect of resveratrol have been found to have strong anti-cancer properties.  It has been specifically effective in reducing the chances of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. In a recent study, it has been discovered that purple, Concord grape juice helps in preventing breast cancer. Significant reduction in mammary tumor mass of laboratory rats was seen after they were fed the grape juice in an experimental setting. The antioxidants in grapes are beneficial in the prevention of all types of cancer as well. 

2. Immune System:

 Grapes are packed with flavonoids and minerals, and high amounts of vitamins as well! The high levels of Vitamin C, K, and A in grapes  supports many of your organ systems, especially your immune system, which reduces the chance of coming down with common colds and the flu. 

3. Fatigue - 

Since iron is an essential mineral that impacts a number of bodily functions, a deficiency in Iron can contribute to fatigue which can diminish brain function and give you a sluggish feeling.  The high iron content in light grapes and white grape juice supplements the iron content in the body and prevents fatigue 

4. Indigestion: 

Grapes relieve heat and cure indigestion and irritation in the stomach. 

5. Constipation: 

Grapes are viewed as a laxative type food. They are very effective in helping to regulate digestive and stool health because they contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose which has a laxative effect on the body. Grapes are high in insoluble fiber, meaning it remains intact as it moves through the digestive tract. It builds up bulk, which promotes the formation and excretion of healthy stool.

6. Cholesterol: 

Grapes contain a compound called pterostilbene, which has the capacity to lower a person’s cholesterol levels. 

7. Kidney Diseases: 

Grapes have a high water content, they induce urination, which also helps to eliminate the uric acid still present in the body after its acidity is reduced. Grapes have a very cleansing effect on the body, and the antioxidants present benefit all of the body’s systems

8. Brain Function: 

Grapes contain Resveratrol, a beneficial polyphenol, which reduces the levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies suggest that grapes can enhance brain health and delay the onset of degenerative neural diseases. 

9. Bone Health: 

Manganese is an extremely important element for the body, which aids in everything from protein metabolism, collagen formation, and nervous system functioning. Grapes are phenomenal  source of Manganese and other  micro-nutrients like copper and iron, all of which are important in the formation and strengthening of bones. 

10. Vision Health: 

Grapes can prevent age-related loss of vision,  macular  degeneration and retinal diseases. Flavonoids present in grapes have antioxidants, which can reduce and fight the damage caused by free radicals and potentially reduce the formation of cataracts as well as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and various age-related problems.

11. Asthma: 

Grapes can be used as an aid for treating asthma.  They contain a high level of hydrating properties which increases the moisture present in the lungs and reduces asthmatic events.

12. Heart diseases: 

Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which helps to prevents blood clots.  Including grapes in your nutrition is an effective way to reduce the chances of heart attacks. The antioxidants present in grapes prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which can block the blood vessels can be a contributor to various coronary conditions. Grapes have a high numbers of flavonoids, which are what give grapes their color.  Flavonoids are also very powerful antioxidants. The primary antioxidants found in grapes are resveratrol and quercetin. These two compounds negate the effects of free radicals, reduce the clumping of blood platelets and filter toxins out of the blood.

Grapes are a wonderful addition to a nutritious lifestyle. They aid in keeping the body healthy, properly fed and fight to prevent diseases. It's highly recommended that you add Grapes to your arsenol of disease preventative foods while enjoying their yummy goodness! 

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