Why I Love Grapes
I just bought a kilo of grapes from a nearby fruit stand for VND25K or PHP55. Sounds great? Grapes are cheaper in Vietnam. Actually not only grapes but most of the fruits. I love grapes not only because of it's good taste but also because of it's nutritional benefits. I have this habit of getting myself acquainted with the health benefits of any fruit or food that I eat. That way, I can figure out what kind of fruit or food that I have to take more to suit my body and health condition.
Well...grapes are rich in "flavonoids", a substance that gives the vibrant purple color to grapes and red wine. Grapes aid in constipation, rheumatism, skin and liver disorders. It also helps reduce platelet clumping and blood clots. The "bioflavonoids" in grapes facilitate the absorption of Vitamin C in our bodies. These bioflavonoids make our body cells strong and healthy. Grapes also contains "resveratrol" which is believed to activate enzymes that can slow down the aging process. Grapes also reduce the acidity of the uric acid, thereby it is a good ally in treating kidney disorders. Not only that, grapes can also help to slow down the build up of cataract thus reducing the risk of lost vision by 30 to 40% among elderly people.
One cup of grapes contains 1.09 gram of protein, 104 calories and 1.4 grams of dietary fiber.
Having said all of the above, would you still wonder why I love grapes?