Grapes are the perfect quick and yummy snack. Not only are they refreshing, but they can be filling as well. And they come in different colours and even different flavours.
Here are 5 benefits of eating grapes.
If you are feeling constipated, try having some grapes. They are loaded with fibre and water, which can help keep your bowel movements regular. This way, you may not feel constipated as frequently and you will get some extra hydration.
Maintains Eye Health
Grapes contain antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of these have shown to improve eye health and protect from UV lights or rays. They also improve oxidative stress and any potential damage to your retina. You may also have a lower chance of developing cataracts. Grapes can be the ideal snack if you work in front of a computer to give your eyes some extra protection.
Since grapes are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, it can help prevent bacteria from growing and creating acne. The seeds in grapes help to strengthen blood vessels and skin elasticity. You may also find that your skin feels more hydrated due to the extra water you are receiving from the grapes.
Boosts Heart Health
Grapes have both fibre and potassium. These are both sources that can help support your heart functions, including your blood pressure. Some ingredients in grapes, such as resveratrol and quercetin, can also improve your overall cardiovascular system. They can protect it from inflammation and oxidative damage.
Decreases Blood Sugar
Grapes do contain a moderate amount of sugar. But, they are natural sugars in comparison to free sugars, and also rank low on the glycemic index. So, they can help balance your blood sugar levels, keeping you healthy.
To learn about more keeping your body healthy, visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and speak to one of our nutrition counsellors.
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