Returns the cultivation of grapes to eight thousand years ago in the Middle East. Currently, the cultivation of 72 million tons of grapes per year. Comes grapes different colors and shapes, it is green and red and purple, including also jam and juices. We’ll in this article some of the benefits of grape and nutritional content don’t.
Nutritional content of grapes
One cup of green grapes or red weighs 151 grams, contains:
- 104 kilo calories.
- 1.09 g of protein.
- 0.24 g of fat.
- 27.33 grams of carbs.
- 1.4 g of fiber.
- 288 milligrams of potassium.
- 15 milligram of calcium.
- 0.54 milligrams of iron.
- 11 milligrams of magnesium.
- 30 milligrams of phosphorus.
- 3 milligrams of sodium.
- 0.11 mg of zinc.
- 4.8 milligrams of vitamin C.
- 22 micrograms of vitamin K.
- 3 micrograms of folic acid.
Besides, grape contains vitamin A, vitamin B and a large amount of money.
The benefits of grapes
The grape is considered an important source of water and fiber, along with nutrients and antioxidants making it a source of healthy diet. Here are some of the benefits of grapes with a note that some is still under study to confirm their authenticity.
Grape contains the antioxidants that called polyphenols, where in the peel of red grapes, and to reduce the formation of cancer cells in the lymphatic system, liver, stomach, breast and colon, and also reduce the chances of Bbreast cancer , leukemia.
Contain grape polyphenol which act as antioxidants, and inflammation, besides it works to reduce the level of fat, all this helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and blood vessels; by inhibiting clots platelets reduce blood pressure and heart rate gas product.
In addition, the grape contains potassium and fiber, which helps all of them in promoting cardiovascular health.
The increased intake potassium works to reduce the negative impact of large amounts of sodium. Also, the fiber found in grapes work to maintain blood pressure within the normal range.
Grape contains water and fiber which maintains a sufficient amount of fluid in the body, and regular bowel movement, reduce the risk of constipation.
Some studies indicate the benefits of the grape as an anti-inflammatory, which helps in the treatment of symptoms of allergy in the nose and skin rashes; knowing that there is no studies on humans confirm this yet.
Referred one study published in 2013 in the journal BMJ indicates that eating certain types of fruits -but not juices – helps in reducing the incidence of diabetes of the second type. Where a study reported that eating three servings weekly of blueberries or grapes or raisins or apples or pears reduces the risk of diabetes by 7% approx.
Some may wonder about the health of eating grapes in diabetics because it contains the amount of sugars, a point the American Foundation for the possibility of eating grapes and other fruits, as long as the amount of carbohydrates found in the intervention within the patient’s diet.
In addition, some studies suggest the contribution of material of resveratrol (resveratrol) in grapes in protection from infection for diabetic neuropathy. As indicated by some animal studies to its benefits in the protection of the retinopathy also.
Grape contains antioxidants (such as lutein, zeaxanthin), which helps in maintaining eye health.
May help material of resveratrol in the treatment of acne, especially if it is used with the benzoyl peroxide.
In addition to the previous, it is the benefits of grapes also:
- Control in Alzheimer’s disease.
- Control the level of blood sugar.
- Strengthen the immune system.
- Treatment of inflammation of the joints.