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    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Calories In Grapes & Essential Nutrition Facts

    In addition to grapes nutrition that gives many health benefits, calories in grapes also not quite high. In every one grape contain only 2-3 calories (below you will know each calories in every grape types). Besides having a sweet taste and fresh, grapes contains many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Grapes can be made as a drink and can also be eaten as a desert. Grape skin contains a phytochemical called resveratrol which is proven to improve heart health, anti-cancer, antibacterial and contains antioxidants.

    Certain minerals contained in grapes include selenium, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and manganese. The body needs manganese to help maintain blood sugar stability. In addition, manganese is also necessary for the metabolism of fat and connective tissue and bone formation. Meanwhile, antioxidants in grapes has a function as cells protector from free radicals. Free radicals can cause a variety of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and premature aging problems. And no less important is the flavonoids, these substances can prevent the oxidation of LDL which is the bad cholesterol in the body. Even the experts believe, flavonoid works much better than vitamin E, which is known as a natural antioxidant.

    Calories in grapes types

    • Calories in every 100 gr of American Grapes (Slip Skin) is 67 calories
    • Calories in every 100 gr of Red or Green Grapes (European type) is 69 calories
    • Calories in every 100 gr of Concord Grapes is 67 calories

    9 facts about grapes nutrition

    1. Grapes has a lot of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonols, geraniol, linalol, nerol and tannins. Antioxidants are the type that most recommended by scientists because it is a substance that is good for the body's defense against many types of diseases.
    2. Red grapes contains resveratrol, touted as a substance that can reduce the body's cholesterol and protect the heart. This substance is used for reducing deposits in the blood vessels so that the risk of heart disease can be avoided.
    3. In every 1 gram of fresh grapes skins contain 50 to 100 micrograms of resveratrol, depending on the type of grapes. This substance is also capable of eroding free radicals and helps the growth and repair of body tissues.
    4. Grapes in one serving contains about 92 international units (IU) of vitamin A that beneficial for eye health, 0.19 milligrams of vitamin E which is good for health skin and ward off free radicals, and 14.6 micrograms of vitamin K that helps maintain and normalize the viscosity / blood stagnation.
    5. Types of grapes and other berries that are dried, such as raisins, sultanas and currants also contain enough nutrients. For example, raisins have a lot of content of boron (natural borax), a type of mineral that serves to maintain bone strength.
    6. The grapes are very good for disposal system. Grape juice cleanse dirt clods and launched urinating, increased fluid flow from the bile, and shed the remnants of disposal in the digestive tract. Grape juice also can clean the intestines and serves as a mild laxative.
    7. In a study also found that consumption of grape juice that does not peel can help eliminate infection of the mouth and throat.
    8. Flavonols in grape seeds help cure night blindness, retinal damage, and improving the quality of vision.
    9. Combined substances in grapes can help restructure the heart, reducing angina (heart seizure), and can normalize heart pressure.
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