Grapes: one of the dearest friends of the heart


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Grapefruits are one of the oldest fruits in the world. Cultivated since ancient times, the citrus was regarded as a luxury fruit at one time.

Grapefruits are both healthy and tasty. They are a great source of phytonutrients, mainly phenols and polyphenols, and contain other important vitamins such as vitamin K, A, C and vitamin B6.

Grapefruit is classified under the family of berries. They come in different varieties as well as colours – green, red, blue, purple and black, seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice, raisins, currents, and sultanas, not to mention wine.

Some of the health benefits of this fruit are:

· Grapes can be used as a cure for asthma.

· Grapes are a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strength of the bones.

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· Green grape contains dietary fiber which can bind cholesterol and get rid of it from the body

· The polyphenols found in grapes have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and support a healthy heart by promoting relaxation of blood vessels to help maintain healthy blood flow and function.

· Research suggests that regular grape consumption plays a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration.

· A bunch of grapes can help to relieve stress since it is high in antioxidant, magnesium and vitamin that can affect to the nerve and calming it.

· Due to their high nutrient content, grapes also play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.

· When the ripe grape juice is consumed without dilution every morning, it could serve as remedy for migraine.

· Red grapes are high in antibacterial and antiviral properties. This protects us from many infections.
· Grapes can reduce uric acid and eliminate it from your body. This reduces pressure on your kidneys and keeps them healthy.

· The Vitamin C in grapes helps in collagen formation that helps in the growth of cells and blood vessels.

Source: AgroNigeria