The Health Benefits Of Grapes
Grapes aren’t just for making wine. Few fruits have the amount of Vitamin K as grapes do. Further with their antioxidant levels grapes deliver a needed defense against chronic diseases and cancers. The antioxidant benefits don’t come in the singles but instead, there are over 1,600 beneficial plant compounds in each gumball-sized grape drop. You don’t need to eat the grape. You can get similar benefits from wine and grape juice. However, most of the beneficial antioxidants come from the skins of the grapes.
- Nutritional Info:
Caloric Ratios: 94% Carbs, 2% Fats, 4% Protein
Estimated Glycemic Load: 9
Vitamin Benefits: High in Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Mineral Benefits: High in Potassium and Copper.
- Body Benefits:
Fermentation doesn’t destroy the antioxidant benefits in red grapes. The main antioxidant compound is resveratrol which is label polyphenol. The main antioxidant resveratrol helps protect against heart disease, certain cancers, and all the free radicals that run wild damaging your body’s cells and DNA. With the added Vitamin C you can rest assured that your immune system will be improved and with the potassium, you can expect lower blood pressures.