Grape fruits can be eaten raw or used in the production of wine, jam, juice, jelly, vinegar, and many more. This indeed makes the fruit special. It’s called a grapefruit simply because it grows in clusters, like grapes. The taste of a grapefruit can be bitter and sour but it has so many health benefits.
Having stated earlier that the grape fruit has numerous benefits, a few would be highlighted here, and they include:
The Grape has flavonoid quercetin which is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against damages caused by low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
In one word, regular consumption of grapes helps in reducing the occurrence of heart diseases.
Grapes have in them powerful antioxidants (polyphenols) which may slow or even prevent various types of cancer including lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostrate, esophageal and colon.
High Blood Pressure
Grapes are recommended to those with high blood pressure to help negate the effects of sodium in the body. This is because of the high potassium content in grapes.
High in water content foods such as grapes, can help keep the body hydrated and help maintain regular bowel movements.
Consuming grapes may help to alleviate symptoms of allergies including runny nose, watery eyes, and hives. This is due to the anti-inflammatory effects of quercetin.
Constant consumption of grapes, blueberries, raisins, apples or pears may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in adults.
Grapes can be an effective treatment for acne, if used with an already existing medication for the disorder. The resveratrol found in red grapes and red wine is responsible for this.