Useful properties of grapes
Grapes belongs to the oldest cultivated plants on earth. With more than one hundred varieties of this plant in its chemical composition to a greater or lesser extent, it contains many essential nutrients that make it not only delicious, but also necessary in the diet product.
The basic nutritional value and taste of the grapes determines the presence of sugar in it. They ranged from 12 to 30% by weight of grape fruit and presented as fructose, sucrose and glucose. Unlike sugar beet, natural sugars sufficiently safe for health. Proceeding directly into the blood, they contribute to the rapid restoration of health and strength of man and activate brain activity.
Also, the grapes are rich in vitamins necessary for a person. Most of them are in vitamin C which actively affects the protective function of the organism. The composition of grapes also includes vitamins B, provitamin A, vitamin PP, P and K and folic acid.
Grapes contains up to 6% organic acids, most of which is malic acid. Also included in the fruit gluconic, formic, tartaric, phosphoric, citric, oxalic and succinic acids.
American study showed that grapes protect the retina from oxidative stress, thus being an excellent means of prevention of age-related eye diseases that lead to a reduction of the time.
Add to the list of useful properties of grapes almost all the human body mineral salts and trace elements. Most berries contain potassium, which allows you to use the grapes for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and kidney diseases. More in plant contains magnesium, manganese, nickel, silicon, cobalt, aluminum, boron, zinc, chromium and other trace elements, which often are structural elements of vitamins, hormones, enzymes, and several proteins important organic complexes.
Useful minerals found not only in the juice of berries, but also in the skin and bones. For example, in the skin of the berries have essential oils, anthocyanins, tannins and pectin. Bones contain tannins and fatty oil.
For therapeutic purposes can be eaten fresh, dried and processed as juice, syrup, vinegar or wine grapes.
Grape juice drink is useful for nervous exhaustion and loss of strength. A glass of juice of red grapes makes up the daily dose of vitamin B, which helps to better withstand stress, and in addition reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and improves brain activity.
In short, the impact on the body is made up of the totality of all the beneficial properties of grapes, so enlivened the metabolic 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 separate from other foods. Use it in conjunction with other products, fruits, vegetables and alcohol can lead to increased fermentation and digestive disorders.
To prevent the development of anemia, rickets, and for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, scurvy, gout, heart disease, and kidney is recommended to drink at least a glass of grape juice a day. Preference is better to give a red grape variety, since they contain more potassium and vitamin C than white.
As antitussive and expectorant for colds and lung diseases can prepare a decoction of raisins, for which 100 g raisins boiled in 1 cup water for 10 minutes. Take half a cup four times a day. The therapeutic effect of decoction of onion juice can be enhanced.
In winter, dried grapes to eat or drink beverages from it to increase the body's defenses. To strengthen the immune system in the winter of grapes can make tea, for which 250 grams of raisins pour three cups of water, add 1 teaspoon of molasses, stir, and covered with a lid, insist hour. The resulting drink is stored in the refrigerator and drink 200-250 g daily.
Grape is a valuable dietary product. Grape mono-diet for 3-4 days allows you to not only lose a few extra kilos, but also improve the circulatory system and normalize the composition of gastric juice, strengthen activity of kidney to excrete toxins, improve digestion and heart.
Since grapes accelerates tooth decay caries after receiving fresh grapes or juice is recommended to rinse your mouth well with a weak solution of baking soda.
To strengthen the walls of blood vessels used baths with grape leaves. Also, the leaves have antioxidant properties and help remove toxins. They are often successfully used as an infusion to cleanse the body and treatment
Grapes have long been used in cosmetics, due to the properties of fruit acids act on wrinkles. Grape pulp, which contains a mixture of glycolic, tartaric and malic acid supplies the skin with moisture, smoothes and promotes the separation of keratinized skin and stimulates the production of collagen.
Natural acid allow the use of grapes in cosmetics for skin prone to allergic reactions.
In diabetes and obesity is not recommended to eat grapes in large quantities because of its high calorific value and high content of glucose.
Also it is not recommended to eat fresh grapes or raisins for digestive disorders, in acute gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, colitis, and violations of exchange of potassium. Before you eat a large amount of grapes you must ensure that it does not cause allergies. This is especially alert for children, adults are often exposed to allergic reactions.