In September, our tables are filled with delicious fruit rich in properties, with which to prepare splendid recipes. But not only that, these fruits are also ideal as a simple snack, healthy and perfect for a small break during the day. Among these, one of the most loved is certainly the grape, which even if not everyone knows it, is not only good, but also rich in nutrients. So let’s see what are the main benefits of grapes for the body.
Get your fill of antioxidants with this September fruit that’s good for the heart
Grapes are the fruit of the vine, a very common plant in Italy and loved all over the world. This fruit exists in two main varieties, namely white grapes and black grapes. In general, however, grapes are a low-calorie fruit, with only 61 calories per 100 grams of product.
In this fruit we find many vitamins and mineral salts such as vitamins A, C and K, niacin, riboflavin, sodium, potassium, calcium and iron. Furthermore, in grapes we find many antioxidants, which have always been appreciated for their anti-aging properties. But not only that, grapes are an excellent source of stilbenes, or antifungal substances and other anti-inflammatory substances.
Therefore, it is a truly precious fruit for the health and well-being of the organism. This fruit is available from August until early December, but the right time to enjoy the best grapes is between September and October.
Benefits of grapes
As we have seen, with this September fruit we are full of antioxidants, but not everyone knows that it is also good for the heart. So, these are the main benefits of grapes:
- is rich in antioxidants: these molecules are great for keeping the skin smooth and wrinkle-free for as long as possible. But not only that, antioxidants are enemies of aging and work together to prevent the onset of tumors;
- acts as an anti-inflammatory: as we have seen, thanks to the presence of some molecules such as stilbenes;
- it is good for the cardiovascular system: it has been proven that a constant consumption of grapes protects against the onset of some cardiovascular diseases. This depends on the presence of polyphenolic compounds such as anthocyanins and other antioxidants in grapes;
- it has few calories: this and the delicious taste of grapes make it the perfect snack for those following a low-calorie diet.
In conclusion, grapes are the fruit of the month both in terms of taste and for the exceptional benefits it offers for our health.
Our mothers were right an apple a day protects us from this terrible ailment.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)