We will not be satisfied on eating the grapes. It gives sweet and guiltless pleasure to our taste buds. Grapes, Queen of Fruits, they don’t just gives nutrients and antioxidants to you but, have wide range of beauty benefits too. Grapes are categorized by based on their color – Black / Blue, Red and Green. follow “Benefits Of Grapes“.
Nutritional Value Of Grapes
|PRINCIPLE||NUTRIENT VALUE||PERCENTAGE OF RDA|
|Total Fat||0.16 g||0.5%|
|Dietary Fiber||0.9 g||2%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.050 mg||1%|
|Vitamin A||66 IU||3%|
|Vitamin C||10.8 mg||18%|
|Vitamin E||0.19 mg||1%|
|Vitamin K||14.6 µg||12%|
Researchers and many studies have found that including grapes in one’s diet can actually be good for health as it has numerous health benefiting properties
1. Loaded with Antioxidants
Grapes are a powerhouse of antioxidants – they contain a wide range of phytonutrients right from carotenoids to polyphenols. Studies have revealed that these phytonutrients help in preventing certain kinds of cancers and help in maintaining heart health. Among polyphenols, resveratrol is known for its miraculous properties such as inhibiting the formation of free radicals that could cause cancer and dilating blood vessels to ease blood flow and lower blood pressure. Point to note: The antioxidant content is the highest in the seeds and the skin. So, do make use of them.
2. Prevents Skin Problems
It is found that resveratrol prevents signs of ageing and other skin problems. According to a study conducted by the team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), resveratrol, when combined with a common acne medication benzoyl peroxide, fights the acne causing bacteria.
3. High Source of Potassium
The nutritional breakup of grapes reveals that per 100 grams of the fruit contains 191 mg of potassium. High intake of potassium and lowering sodium content can help your body in numerous ways. Potassium also counteracts excess sodium. A low-sodium-high-potassium diet has proven beneficial for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart health in most cases. According to Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist, author and founder of the Digestive Centre for Women in Washington D.C., a bloated stomachcan invite many health-related problems. Cutting down on salt intake and focusing on potassium-rich fiber can help in getting a flat stomach.
4. Good for the Eyes
According to a study done by University of Miami, Florida, grapes promote eye health from signalling changes at the cellular level to directly countering oxidative stress. Including grapes in the diet results in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas, which is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors.
5. Boost Brain Power
Certain studies have found that resveratrol helps in increasing blood flow to the brain, thereby it could help speed up mental responses and prove to be beneficial for those suffering from brain related ailments like Alzheimer’s. A study done by the University of Switzerland also found that resveratrol can help remove plaques and free radicals, which affect the brain.
6. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
It has been found that grapes contain certain enzymes which bring about anti-inflammatory effect in our body. As such it brings about relief to the arteries, promotes heart health and helps in other repair functions of the body.
Grapes beauty benefits for shiny and glowy hair!
For Natural Hair
Take the skin of the navy blue colour grapes and grind into a paste. Soak the chick pea and fenugreek in the previous night itself. Grind them on the next day. Mix both the mixtures equally and apply it as a pack to the hair. Rinse the hair after 10 minutes. It brings back the hair colour and enhances the glow. This can be made into a powder also. Dry the skin of the grapes and make into a powder. Mix the fenugreek powder and the chick pea flour. This can be used as and when required.
For Dense Hair
The grape seeds increase the density of the hair. Powder the grape seeds. 50 gram fenugreek, 1 teaspoon pepper is taken and powdered. Mix 50 gram of grape seed powder with this. Boil the gingelly oil and mix this as a paste. Apply to the scalp in a medium heat and rinse off well. Do this twice in a week to get dense hair.
For Soft Hair
The grape seed removes the dryness in the hair. The grape seed powder, gingelly oil, fenugreek powder, chick pea flour are taken in equal quantity. Make this into a paste by adding boiling water to it. Apply this paste like a shampoo and wash it so that the dry hair becomes soft and glowy. The blue black grapes are equivalent to that in protecting the hair. When somebody goes to outstation the colour of the hair will be changed to brown. At this time the grapes changes the brown hair into black again.
Grapes beauty benefits for marble like sparkling skin!
For Oily Skin
If it is oily skin, ½ teaspoon green grapes juice and ½ teaspoon lemon juice is mixed and applied to remove the excessive oil.
It puts a full stop to pimples and prevents the pimples. Take 2 spoons full of mint juice, kasthuri manjal. Make a paste of this by adding grape juice and lemon juice to it and apply on the face. Wash it after 10 minutes to remove the pimples.
For Soft Skin.
Grapes have the property to improve the complexion also. Dry the orange skin and powder it. Take a teaspoon of this powder and a teaspoon of grape juice and apply on face and neck portions. If you do like this, the roughness of the skin is softened and the complexion improves. Or crush 4 green grapes and apply the juice on the face daily for getting the skin becomes sof
For Glossy Lips
Dry grapes (Raisins) also play an important role in maintaining the beauty. Mix beetroot juice and the raisin and apply on the lips daily so that the lips become red.