Grapes – useful properties
The beneficial properties of grapes
Grapes is one of the oldest cultivated plants on earth. Averaging more than one hundred varieties, this plant in its chemical composition to a greater or lesser degree has a lot of essential nutrients that make it not only delicious, but also necessary in the diet product.
The primary nutritional value and taste of the grapes determines the presence of sugars. They range from 12 to 30% by weight of the grape fruit
and presented in the form of fructose, sucrose and glucose. Unlike beet sugar, natural sugar is quite safe for health. Entering directly into the blood, they help to quickly restore the health and strength of the person and stimulate brain activity.
Also, in the grapes also contains essential vitamins. Most of them are vitamin C, which has an active effect on the protective functions of the organism. The composition of grapes also contains b vitamins, provitamin a, vitamins PP, P and K and folic acid.
In grapes contain up to 6% of organic acids, most of which is malic acid. Also in the composition of fruits is gluconic, formic, tartaric, phosphoric, citric, succinic and oxalic acids.
Research by American scientists have shown that grapes protects the retina from oxidative stress, thus serving as a great way to prevent age-related eye diseases that lead to decreased vision.
Complete the list of useful properties of grapes almost everything essential to the human body of mineral salts and trace elements. Most berries contain potassium, which allows the use of grapes for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and kidney diseases. Even the plant contains magnesium, manganese, Nickel, silicon, cobalt, aluminum, boron, zinc, chromium and other trace elements, which are often structural elements, vitamins, hormones, enzymes, proteins and some important organic complexes.
The useful minerals are contained not only in the juice of berries and in the skin and bones. So, in the skin of berries have essential oils, anthocyanins, tannins and pectin. The seeds contain tannins, and fatty oils.
For therapeutic purposes, can be eaten fresh, dried, and processed in the form of juice, syrups, vinegar or wine grapes.
Grape juice is a healthy drink for nervous exhaustion and breakdown. A glass of juice from red grapes makes up for the daily dose of vitamin b that helps to withstand stress, and in addition reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and improves brain activity.
In short, the influence on the organism the sum of all the useful properties of grapes, thanks to quicken the metabolism processes, strengthens the immune system and cure various diseases of the liver, stomach, heart, intestines, blood system and lungs.
The use of grapes
There are grapes recommended separately from other food. Use it together with other products, fruits, vegetables and alcoholic drinks may lead to increased fermentation and digestive disorders.
To prevent the development of anemia, rickets, and for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. gastrointestinal diseases, scurvy, gout, heart disease and kidney disease are advised to drink no less than a glass of grape juice a day. When this preference is better to give the red grapes because they contain more potassium and vitamin C than white.
As an antitussive and expectorant for colds and lung diseases can prepare a decoction of raisins, for which 100 g raisins cooked in 1 Cup water for 10 minutes. Take half a Cup four times a day. The therapeutic effect of the decoction can be enhanced by onion juice.
In winter, eating grapes or dried drink drinks from it to increase the body’s defenses. For strengthening the immune system during the winter from grapes, you can make tea, for which 250 g of raisins pour three cups of water, add 1 teaspoon of molasses, mix and cover with a lid and insist within an hour. The beverage stored in the refrigerator and drink 200-250 g daily.
Grapes is a valuable dietary product. Grape mono diet for 3-4 days can help you to lose a few extra pounds, but also improve the condition of the circulatory system, to normalize the composition of gastric juice, enhance the activity of the kidneys, excrete toxins, improve digestion and heart function.
Because grapes accelerates the destruction of teeth with caries. after taking fresh grapes or juice well recommended to rinse your mouth with a weak solution of baking soda.
To strengthen the walls of blood vessels used bath with grape leaves. Also the leaves have antioxidant properties and help flush toxins. They are often successfully used in the form of infusions to cleanse the body and cellulite treatment.
Has long been used grapes in cosmetics, due to the properties of fruit acids to affect wrinkles. Grape pulp, which contains a mixture of glycolic, tartaric and malic acids, replenishes skin with moisture, smoothes the skin and promotes the separation of the keratinized skin and stimulates the formation of collagen.
Natural acids allow the use of grapes for cosmetic purposes for the skin, prone to allergic reactions.
Diabetes and obesity is not recommended to eat grapes in large quantities because of its high caloric value and high content of glucose.
It is also not recommended to eat fresh grapes or raisins with digestive disorders, in acute gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, colitis and disorders of potassium metabolism. Before you eat a large amount of grapes needed to make sure that it does not cause allergies. This is especially a warning for children, the adults often prone to allergic reactions.