A variety of grapes are available like green, black, red, purple and seedless. This humble fruit is also called berries in different parts of the world. In this article we explore the health benefits of grapes.
Cancer: Packed with polyphenols grapes help in preventing different types of cancers like mouth cancer, lung cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon cancer. The polyphenol content in grapes also helps in lowering cardiovascular diseases by stopping platelet build-up and lower blood pressure.
Stroke: The high potassium content also reduces chances of stroke in a person.
High Blood Pressure: Potassium also helps in discarding the effects of salt intake on the body hence lowering high blood pressure problems.
Constipation: Being high in water content, grapes help in hydrating the body and regularising bowel movements. The fibre present in grapes also reduces chances of constipation.
Pregnancy: Mangnesium present in grapes help in relieving muscle cramps, vitamin E and vitamin K is useful for labour pain and the antioxidants present in grapes fight infection.
Nutritional Benefits (1 cup):
- 104 calories
- 1.09 grams of protein
- 0.24 grams of fat
- 1.4 grams of fibre
- 4.8 milligrams of vitamin C
- 10 micrograms of vitamin A