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Grapes are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin B (except B12), which are important for the modification of carbohydrates and beneficial effect on the nervous system.

Grapes contain also minerals like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, copper, zinc and iron.

Grape juice is rich in vitamins A, B and C.

100 gr of fresh grapes contain only 69 calories, 0.72 grams of protein, 0.16 grams of fat, 18.10 grams of carbohydrates, 0.9 grams of dietary fiber, and 15.48 grams of grape sugar.

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Healing properties of grapes

Grapes are rich in polyphenols – natural substances that protect the heart and blood vessels.

Grape polyphenols are powerful antioxidants and protect the body from premature aging, disease and decay.

Eating grapes improves blood flow, prevents the accumulation of cholesterol, improves heart function and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Red grapes contain iron and copper – minerals that are important for the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin synthesis. It is therefore recommended to anemic people and those who are recovering after surgery or injury.

This fruit normalizes bowel and kidneys.

Sugar in grapes remarkably quickly enters the bloodstream and is, therefore, suitable during the physical and mental effort.

Black grapes contain anthocyanin pigment from the group of plant phenolic compounds, which act like lycopene in tomatoes – as a powerful antioxidant. Boosts immunity, improves digestion and regulates bowel movement.

Antioxidants in red grapes protect from the devastating effects of free radicals, inhibit blood clotting, lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke and cancer. Studies have shown that red grapes increase levels of melatonin, a hormone necessary for good sleep.

White grapes contain 20 percent sugar and is rich in potassium and calcium, but compared to the black grapes contains less phenols.

Health benefits of grapes:

purifies the body

preserves the health of the heart and blood vessels

melts fat

prevents inflammation

improves metabolism

helps with arthritis and rheumatism

protects against many cancers

improves the kidneys and lungs

prevents the formation of kidney stones

helps with bronchitis and cough

improves digestion and regulates bowel movements

improves memory and concentration

slows aging

improves sleep

Raisins

Raisins are rich in fructose and glucose. Raisins help with respiratory diseases, relieve cough, pain in the kidneys and the bladder.

Phytochemicals in raisins inhibit the growth of bacteria in mouth responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.

Raisins are a great high-energy meal, which will recover energy after physical effort.

Grape juice

Fresh grape juice stimulates appetite, improves metabolism, increases the excretion of toxins from the body. It can reduce the risk of kidney stones and improve the work of glands with internal secretion.

It is used to treat intestinal catarrh, chronic diarrhea and jaundice. Recommended for anemia, gastritis and intestinal diseases. Helps normalize blood pressure.

The juice will help those who suffer from arthritis, gout, diseases of the liver and spleen, and in certain forms of intoxication.

It will cleanse the liver, strengthen the immune system and expel excess uric acid from the body.

Preparations from grape leaves

Tea made from fresh grape leaves is suitable for rheumatism, gout, vomiting , gastritis , hemorrhoids and bleeding – especially during heavy menstrual cycle .

Infusion and decoction of the leaves is used for bath and chapped hands and feet care as well as for the treatment of frostbites.

If you are troubled by headaches or stomach pain, put a poultice of crushed fresh grape leaves.

Flowers of grapevine are used in weakened brain function and to treat spinal cord injuries, as they revive nerve ganglia .

Flowers are used in preparation of tea infusion, massage ointment and creams for sunny spots.

The remains of grapes left after wine production may be used in the fight against 14 strains of bacteria, including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

Grapes skin is rich in fiber which stimulate bowel movements and prevent constipation.

Grape seed oil

Grape seeds are used to produce oil, which lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. The oil is used in cooking and contains an abundance of antioxidants and polyphenols.

This oil is golden yellow in color, tasteless and odorless. It contains omega-3 fatty acids and has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system.

The oil is used in natural skin care products.

Its ingredients slow down the aging process of the skin, protecting it from infection and strong sunlight. Recommended for problematic skin care.

Grapes as home remedies:

Inflammation of the stomach

Eat 3 times a day, 20 days in a row on an empty stomach  400 grams of red grapes with a piece of black bread, old at least one or two days.

For better circulation

Boil for 15 minutes in a liter of water two handfuls of chopped fresh grapevine leaves. Add this concoction  to the bath and soak your feet to the knees in it for half an hour. Repeat this every day for a month, preferably before bedtime.

Against red pimples

Cook for 10 minutes in 250 ml of water one teaspoon of chopped, dried, grapevine leaves. Allow to cool, strain and drink three times a day between meals . Drink for a month, and if necessary, repeat the treatment.

Against warts

Blend three teaspoons of white grape seeds and melon seeds and cover with 200 ml of boiled water. When everything is cooled, soak warts in the mixture several times a day. After twenty minutes, wipe the warts with cotton wool soaked in lukewarm chamomile tea .

Refreshing lotion

Soak clean cotton ball in a white wine and brush your face and neck. After twenty minutes, rinse treated places with lukewarm tea of ​​chamomile . White wine is a great refreshing lotion that will give your skin a fresh look. Apply this treatment occasionally.

Grape mask

Peel twenty grape berries and remove the seeds , and the obtained pulp apply to previously cleansed face and neck. After twenty minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.

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