Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Whole food nutrition: nutritional benefits of grapes

Two nutrients stand out in grapes composition: sugars and B complex vitamins. Grapes contain significant amounts of provitamin A, vitamin C and E. Potassium and iron are the most abundant minerals in grapes. They also contain calcium, phosphorus and copper.

Grapes contain soluble vegetable fibre (pectin). They act as a powerful antioxidants, which impede the oxidation of the cholesterol that causes arteriosclerosis.

Grapes provide energy to the cells and promote the health of the arteries, particularly those that nourish the heart. They are also laxative, antitoxic, diuretic, anti-anemic and anti-tumor.

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