5. Grapes Help with Allergies and the Immune System
There has been some research saying that quercetin and the proanthocyanins compound in grapes can help alleviate allergy, asthma symptoms, and hay fever. Quercetin could help the immune system and boosts the anti-microbial properties.
4. Sleep Better with Grapes
Grapes contain melatonin, which helps the sleep cycle. The serotonin hormone increases when you eat grapes, which promotes happiness. Insomnia affects 1/3 of the population and sleep is very important for protection against chronic illnesses.
3. Anti-Aging Antioxidants
Grapes contain many antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavonoids that help decrease inflammation. They support healthy blood circulation and better brain function. It is also believed that black and red grapes help neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. A study done at the University of Switzerland found resveratrol can help remove the plaque buildup that affects the brain.
2. Grapes Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease
The antioxidants contained in grapes can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Some of those diseases are cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
1. Assists in Reducing High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Grapes are lipid-lowering, helping to lower the low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol ratio.
They also have potassium, which helps balance fluids in the body and lower sodium levels, helping with control of blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
In the case of all of these benefits, there seems to be more research and studies needed to agree on how effective these benefits are.
Everyone does seem to agree that grapes are a great health food and therefore, I believe, must be of a health benefit…so enjoy a bunch of grapes today!