Ever since we were kids, our minds were embedded to always eat your fruits and vegetables. We were always told that they were good for you, and we never questioned it. Unfortunately, we never knew what fruit or vegetable was good for what. One of my favorite fruit to snack on are grapes and it doesn’t matter which color. Grapes are a go-to snack for picnics and lunchboxes, plus used to make wine. For thousands of years, they’ve been used in some cultures as medicine. Below are 7 health benefits as to why you should eat more grapes.
Many people don’t realize that the grapes are good for your heart. Grapes are a reliable source of potassium, a mineral that helps balance fluids in your body. Potassium can help bring down high blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Most people don’t get enough of this nutrient, so eating grapes can help fill the gap.
Helps With Your Skin and Hair
We all want our skin to look healthier and have our hair look great. Let’s be honest if you look great then you will feel great. Grape seeds are rich in vitamin E, which helps your skin stay smooth and hydrated. Other compounds in grapes may help prevent acne and increase blood flow to your scalp for healthier hair.
For the most part, we all look out for our weight. Some want to shed some pounds and others are hoping to maintain their weight. You wouldn’t think a fruit this sweet could help you drop some unwanted pounds, but grapes may do just that. A natural compound they contain appears to make it harder for your cells to store fat. It may also help fat cells in your body break up at a faster rate. Just be careful not to eat too many. One serving is 1/2 cup, or about 16 grapes.
Good On the Eyes
We all are concerned our vision and the health of our eyes. No matter, the more you are eating things that’s good on the eye the better. Natural chemicals in grapes ease inflammation in your body and help protect your cells from damage. That’s good news for your eyes. Studies show that a diet that includes grapes can prevent or delay common eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma.
Helps Boost Your Immune System
We all know with the Covid pandemic that our immune system needs to be stronger than ever. A compound in grapes called resveratrol can help shore up the immune system — your body’s defense against germs. More research needs to be done to find out exactly how it may help, but one day, you might see resveratrol in products to help heal wounds or prevent bacterial infections.
Good For Your Brain
The brain is what controls everything in your body. We all need to find ways to make sure that it is healthy at all times. Resveratrol in grapes slows the breakdown of cells that naturally happens as you age. This may prevent harmful plaques from forming in your brain and slowing down how well it works.
Helps With Sleep
As we get older, sleep becomes a more important part of our life. Many people don’t realize that grapes can help get better sleep. Grape skins are high in melatonin, a chemical that may improve your sleep. Studies show melatonin eases jet lag and insomnia and may help steady your mood.
Do you like to eat grapes? Did you know that they are as healthy as they are? Leave some feedback below on your love of grapes and how healthy they are.