Grapefruits are one of the oldest fruits in the world. Cultivated since ancient times, the citrus was regarded as a luxury fruit at one time.
Grapefruits are both healthy and tasty. They are a great source of phytonutrients, mainly phenols and polyphenols, and contain other important vitamins such as vitamin K, A, C and vitamin B6.
Grapefruit is classified under the family of berries. They come in different varieties as well as colours – green, red, blue, purple and black, seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice, raisins, currents, and sultanas, not to mention wine.
Some of the health benefits of this fruit are:
· Grapes can be used as a cure for asthma.
· Grapes are a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strength of the bones.
· Green grape contains dietary fiber which can bind cholesterol and get rid of it from the body
· The polyphenols found in grapes have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and support a healthy heart by promoting relaxation of blood vessels to help maintain healthy blood flow and function.
· Research suggests that regular grape consumption plays a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration.
· A bunch of grapes can help to relieve stress since it is high in antioxidant, magnesium and vitamin that can affect to the nerve and calming it.
· Due to their high nutrient content, grapes also play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.
· When the ripe grape juice is consumed without dilution every morning, it could serve as remedy for migraine.
· Red grapes are high in antibacterial and antiviral properties. This protects us from many infections.
· Grapes can reduce uric acid and eliminate it from your body. This reduces pressure on your kidneys and keeps them healthy.
· The Vitamin C in grapes helps in collagen formation that helps in the growth of cells and blood vessels.