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Grapes Health Benefits
Black Grapes Health Benefits! Black grapes, which are known for their velvety colour and sweet flavour, come packed with nutrients and antioxidants. With their cultivation dating back to 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, they are said to be the oldest cultivated fruit in the Near East and Europe, and are botanically known as Vitis vinifera.
There are two widely known species of black grapes: the old world species is native to the area across the southeast coast of the Black Sea (near the south of the Caspian Sea) to Afghanistan and is still found in these regions with over 10,000 varieties; and the new world species that originated from South America and North Eastern America. Grapes are actually ‘berries’ that have a semi-solid, translucent flesh inside them; they may or may not have seeds. The most popular use of grapes, all over the world, is in making wines. However, the juicy fruit has also added a number of uses to its crowning glory. Apart from being relished as a fruit or in salads, black grapes can also be cooked in a variety of ways to make sauces, jams, compotes, desserts and more. In addition, it has some incredible benefits for the skin, hair and overall health.
The health benefits of black grapes have been studied extensively. The chemicals they contain can give you healthier hair and skin, improve your heart health, and even protect your cells against cancer.
Rich in Antioxidants
Some varieties of black grapes are much higher in antioxidants than green or red grapes. These chemical compounds help protect your cells from damage. They protect against diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and heart disease. They can also help you heal from illness faster.
Resveratrol, an antioxidant contained in grapes, is believed to offer exceptional protection for the heart and brain. It is also known to help the body fight cancer, viruses, and inflammation.
Black grapes contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids, known to help in maintaining good eyesight.
Improve Cardiovascular Health
One of the best-known benefits of resveratrol is improved heart health. You may have read that drinking red wine helps stabilize blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and lower your risk of heart disease. Scientists think that resveratrol, found in the skins of red and black grapes, is what gives red wine its heart-healthy properties.
Protect Against Cancer
Resveratrol has slowed the growth of cancer. Black grapes exhibit anti-mutagenic and antioxidant properties that are very effective in combating all kinds of cancer, including breast cancer. The compound resveratrol is a rich source of anti-oxidants and certain elements that are capable of destroying the energy source of cancerous cells.
May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease
Resveratrol may slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists have noticed that drinking red wine in moderation is linked with a lower risk of memory loss.