ISLAMABAD – Grapes are delicious fruit, known as ‘queen of fruits’ and they have lots of healthy phyto-nutrients and antioxidants with essential vitamins and minerals.
From lowering cholesterol to reducing risk of Alzheimer’s disease, grapes offer a surprising array of powerful health benefits. Grapes are rich source of micronutrient minerals like copper, iron and manganese. They are an also good source of vitamin-C, vitamin A, vitamin K, carotenes, and B-complex vitamins. Research continues on the vast health benefits of resveratrol, found in purple or red grapes. Here are some of the amazing healing benefits of resveratrol.
Reduce asthma inflammation
Researchers have found that grapes posesses anti-inflammatory qualities, helping to reduce the inflammation in the lungs that causes asthma and COPD. High levels of fiber and resveratrol in red grape skins work to reduce inflammation in the lungs and removes mucus and phlegm from airways.
Protect Your Heart
In research, resveratrol demonstrated the ability to improve the dilation of blood vessels, which may allow blood to flow more easily through blood vessels. It has also been shown to relax the walls of the blood vessels, making their diameter larger, thereby lowering blood pressure, and allowing a higher volume of blood to flow through all areas of the body, delivering increased oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. Another study found that just 10 mg of supplementary resveratrol resulted in a dramatic reduction in heart-attack risk factors.
Natural source of iron Iron is a mineral your body needs to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide and to regulate cell growth, and anemia (iron deficiency in the blood) can be a result of insufficient dietary iron. Many diseases such as cancer, kidney problems, or heart problems can also cause anemia. Grapes are a modest source of iron, and the vitamin C in grapes improves iron absorption.
Improve Brain Power
In a British study, students given resveratrol increased blood flow to their brains by 200 percent. Scientists believe resveratrol can help speed our mental responses.
Protect Your Skin from Cancer
In numerous studies, resveratrol has had a positive effect on cancer. Research also shows that resveratrol protects the skin from damaging UVB rays of the sun, thereby protecting it against skin cancer.
Protect Your Body from Radiation
What’s more, this potent nutrient has even been shown to protect the body against radiation therapy when used as an adjunct to radiation treatment of cancer.
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