The Health Benefits of Grapes

by Raw Diet Team on December 14, 2010

GrapesGrapes are not only succulent and mouth-watering, but have numerous health benefits. There is a common belief that French people are generally healthier because they consume red wine as part of their diet everyday. Red grapes in fact have the qualities to keep you healthy, youthful, and energetic when included in your Raw Diet. The other reason why grapes are exceptionally nutritious is because it is rich in phytochemicals, especially resveratol. This phytochemical prevents you from heart attack, cancer and other chronic illnesses.

One cup of red grapes contains only 60 calories. It is rich in several essential vitamins and minerals and has a substantial amount of dietary fibers. It is exceptionally rich in Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C. Red grapes are also a rich source of calcium, potassium, copper, iron and manganese. It contains several phytochemicals, including resveratol, quercetin and saponins, each having the quality to prevent you from several chronic diseases and health disorders.

The phytochemicals present in red grapes are extremely beneficial. The most widely present phytochemical, resveratol is a powerful antioxidant. It also prevents the growth of cancer cells and increases your life expectancy. Another phytochemical saponins, reduces the level of cholesterol as well as the risks of heart attacks. Grapes are also anti-allergens. This is because of another phytochemical called quercetin present, which is a strong antioxidant.

Due to the presence of all the essential minerals and vitamins, red grapes can reduce chances of migraine, hypertension, asthma, lung infection and skin diseases.

By including grapes as part of your raw food diet, such as salads, smoothies, juices, snacks, and other dishes daily, you can remain healthy and fit throughout the year.

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