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Grapes - Yummy And Healthy
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Grapes are very popular as snack fruits especially due to their tart flavor, crisp texture, refreshing moisture and attractive color. It is hard to resist a luscious bunch of grapes placed in front of you and the good news is that these fruits are packed with essential nutrients and are almost medicinal due to various health benefits they provide.
Grapes come in black, blue, purple, green, and even pink colored grapes available. Irrespective of the type of grape you eat, you can be assured that they are choke full of essential vitamins like Vitamin A, C, B6, B and Folate, and they are rich in Manganese and Potassium as well as Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron and Selenium. Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and seed, keeps the heart muscles flexible and healthy. Grapes also contain a glucose based compound called Saponin which helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol and settles down inflammation path ways thus reducing the risk of heart diseases. There are many more benefits in eating grapes but the most crucial benefit we derive from eating grapes is production of anti-oxidants in your body which helps to prevent cancer formation.
Grapes not only make for a tasty snack but are very beneficial to the human body. And the best thing is: We can consume grapes as fresh fruit, in the form of red wine, grape juice or even as a dry fruit, to accrue its benefits.
September 23rd, 2012
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