HEALTH / GRAPE – AND BENEFITS
IT’S ALL IN THE GRAPE.
For centuries, wine has been credited for a myriad of health benefits, however little is said about primary constituent. Consuming grapes protect against high blood pressure, ultraviolet radiation, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, alzheimer’s and even disables viruses. New research shows that grapes may also help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome.
The grape polyphenol powerhouse resveratrol, has been erroneously credited to the wine industry for years to further promote red wines around the world as healthy and even anti-aging beverages. However, the consumption of wine is not necessary to benefit from resveratrol–all you need are grapes and their seeds.
Compounds found in grapes help to protect skin cells from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Grapes also have anti-fungal agents that help prevent cancer.
Resveratrol is believed to have an anti-aging effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1.
Rats fed resveratrol do not develop insulin resistance or a loss of bone mineral density, as those who were not fed resveratrol.
The potential health benefits of resveratrol may be due to its ability to activate the powerful fat controlling hormone adiponectin.
Intake of grape seeds or grape seed extracts can also reduce blood pressure and protect against obesity-induced organ damage caused by high-fat diets.
Read about the study: http://preventdisease.com/news/13/042413_Its-All-In-The-Grape.shtml