Grape has been shown to benefit heart in several ways. Two major markers of heart disease are high blood pressure and high level of cholesterol particularly the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Grape can improve these said markers of heart disease. But before that, high level of LDL cholesterol in the blood is not a good thing, as this can lead to the blockage of the arteries that take blood away from the heart to other healthy cells. Similarly, high blood pressure can cause decline in heart function; and may cause permanent damage to the organ if it is not properly managed. To ensure that the aforementioned conditions do not damage the heart or lead to even serious complications, grape offers potassium that reduces blood pressure level; and also hinders the absorption of cholesterol so that the lipid does not block the artery. This article will talk about how it can offer antioxidants.
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For starters, antioxidants are substances that play the basic function of eliminating harmful free radicals. Free radicals are harmful molecules that get into the body through metabolism, which is supposed to be a safe process. Free radicals cause harm to healthy cells, so that the risks of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and others can increase.
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Fortunately, grape packs compounds that act as antioxidants in the body. The flavonoids, vitamin C, quercetin, lutein, ellagic acid and beta-carotene in the fruit all have antioxidant properties. (According To Healthline, On The 23rd Of February, 2023, "Grapes are rich in several powerful antioxidants. The highest concentration of antioxidants is found in the skin and seeds.")
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Finally, there are so many other health benefits that are associated with the consumption of grapes. So, you should consider eating grapes more often to enjoy these benefits.
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