There is nothing like having a bowl of grapes in your breakfast. You don't have to peel or cut them; all you need to do is pop them into your mouth. However, if you have no time for a leisurely breakfast or lunch, a glass or two of grape juice will do wonders to bolster your energy level. This juice is one of the refreshments enjoyed by people of all age groups around the world. Children love it. I have never see a kid turn down this healthy drink.
Grapes are a natural source of vitamins such as A, C, B6 and folic acid. In addition, they also contain all the essential minerals required by the body such as selenium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous.
Grapes contain powerful antioxidants such as flavonoids which enhance the level of HDL or the good cholesterol in the blood. Antioxidants found in grapes reduce the risk of cancer and various cardio-vascular diseases. The fight the free radicals flowing through your body.
Flavonoid is present in the skin of grapes. Did you know that consumption of grape juice regularly leaves you with a glowing skin and also slows down the process of aging? Some have called it the food fountain of youth. Consuming a glass of light or white juice is recommended for those who are anemic. The reason is that it immediately replenishes the iron content of the blood and boosts energy. However, those suffering from anemia should avoid purple juice.
Drinking grape juice prevents indigestion and helps in regulating your appetite. Consuming this juice is good for those suffering from chronic constipation. Grapes improve the immune system of your body because of the presence of the antiviral and antibacterial properties in them. Studies have proved that the consumption of this juice on daily basis reduces risk of the age related macular degeneration. Now that you understand the reasons why grape juice is known as the nectar of the gods, try including it in your daily diet. The canned variety enjoys the same health benefits as the freshly prepared juice that you make at home. Packaged juices are available in tightly sealed bottles and tetra packets as well. And you can buy it year round.