Grapes come in different colors and forms. There are red, green, and purple grapes, seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice, raisins, currents, and sultanas, not to mention wine.Grapes are known as ‘The Queen of Fruits’, and are categorized into three variants based on their color – red, green, and black/blue.Grapes contain immunity-boosting vitamin C, simple sugars that provide instant energy, and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory.
Benefits of Grapes :
- Good for Eyes
- Fights Risk of Cancer
- Boost Brain Power
- Treatment For Hair Loss
- Good for Skin
1. Good for Eyes
Research suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. Specifically, a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function. Including grapes in the diet results in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas, which is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photo receptors.
2. Fights Risk of Cancer
Grapes have anti-mutagenic and antioxidant properties that are very effective in combating all kinds of cancer, and prove to be rather effective against breast cancer.A study done by researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that restorative may help prevent alcohol-related head and neck cancers as well.
3. Boost Brain Power
A study done by the University of Switzerland also found that resveratrol can help remove plaques and free radicals, which affect the brain.Certain studies have found that resveratrol helps in increasing blood flow to the brain, thereby it could help speed up mental responses and prove to be beneficial for those suffering from brain related ailments like Alzheimer’s.
4. Treatment of Hair Fall Problem
Linoleic acid present in grapes and grape seed oil strengthens the follicles and makes the hair strong and healthy.The black grape seed oil contains antioxidants and vitamin E that help in better blood circulation in the scalp, reversing excessive hair loss, split ends and premature grey hair. Grape oil is also known to improve overall hair growth.
5. Good for Skin
The fleshy part of the grapes, as well as the extract of their seeds, contain proanthocyanidins and resveratrol that are powerful antioxidants. The application of grape seed extract on the skin provides protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation. It acts as a sunscreen by reducing the redness caused due to sunburns and also minimizes the damage borne by the skin cells.It is found that resveratrol prevents signs of ageing and other skin problems. According to a study conducted by the team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), resveratrol, when combined with a common acne medication benzyl peroxide, fights the acne causing bacteria.