Not only are they delicious, but they are also an excellent source of nutrition for human health; therefore, we share with you five reasons why you should consume grapes. These tips are recommendations from Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez Tellez, a researcher at the Coordination of Food Technology of Plant Origin of the Food and Development Research Center (CIAD).
This fruit is rich in flavonoids, tannins, and anthocyanins. Its seeds contain resveratrol, a substance that delays cellular aging, making them a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. These bioactive compounds have also been attributed to anti-cancer properties.
Source of vitamins and minerals
The different varieties of grapes offer vitamin K, which helps blood clotting; vitamin C, which is indispensable for the immune system; vitamin B6, which plays an important role in the metabolism of food, as well as folic acid and vitamin E, whose antioxidant capacity prevents premature aging. It is also rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, mainly.
In addition to containing a large amount of water, fiber, and healthy sugars, grapes are a great snack option, as it is estimated that one hundred grams of white grapes provide forty calories, and purple grapes around sixty, so they represent an excellent option for people seeking to control their weight without suffering from hunger.
The grape must be eaten with everything and its skin, since this is where the greatest amount of its benefits are found, such as phenols and tannins, which are attributed with the capacity to strengthen the arterial walls, as well as the already mentioned resveratrol, which has been associated with cardiovascular diseases.