Lowering Cholesterol with Grapes

Posted March 25th, 2010 by admin and filed in Cholesterol

grapesGrape, fruit that has a round shape with color red, green, golden yellow and purple is very delicious and fresh to enjoy. The pulp has a sweet taste and lots of content water. Sweet taste in grapes showed levels of glucose and high fructose. Grapes are rich in antioxidants and antimicrobials that can prevent disease. What are the benefits of grapes? Let’s read the following article.

Grape is a creeping plant and grows well at altitude of 300 meters above sea level. In grapes contained a variety of vitamins such as vitamin A, C and B6, and folic acid and minerals phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, iron and copper. Potassium is known can helps lower blood pressure.

Grapes also contain fiber and a variety of flavonoids. Flavonoid can act lower cholesterol. Grapes also contain resveratrol, saponin, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins and quercetin, which is anti-imflamasi and anti-cell proliferation, which can prevent cancer, especially colon and breast cancer. Resveratrol also suppress the production amyloidal-beta peptides in Alzheimer’s patients.

Therefore, allegedly due to eating grapes helped protect the health of brain nerve. Grapes also contain water and carbohydrates, especially fructose and glucose are useful for the vitality our body.

Antioxidants
Grapes contain antioxidants such as anthocyanin polyphenolic flavan-3-OLS. Content of anthocyanins are common in red grape. The presence of antioxidants in grape may help to prevent cell damage from free radicals, which damage these cells leading to a variety of diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Grape seed also contains antioxidants such as antrocyanidin, tannins and polyphenols are useful to prevent cancer and heart disease. In the skins of grapes, contain polyphenols (resveratrol), which are antioxidants that have the effect of helping to prevent cell damage from free radicals, such as cell wall damage blood vessels and helps in lowering blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.

Another benefit of resveratrol as an antioxidant is to help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Cataract
Elegat acid content in grapes, capable of destroying hydrocarbons, compounds that cause cancer caused by smoking. Vitamin C, karetoniod, selenium and a variety of flavonoids contained in grapes have antioxidant capacity (free radical stress) that is good. Various antioxidants from grapes can prevent cataracts, so make eyes that are more beautiful.

This information is solely for informational and educational purposes only. It is always best to speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment.