Grapes possess a storehouse of antioxidant polyphenols, particularly their flavonoids: catechins, epicatechins, quercetins, resveratrol, and anthocyanins. In the same way, red wine can help due to those valuable photo-nutrients. They can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and provide those protective heart health benefits such as preventing blood clots, helping the immune system while lowering the risk for neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, macular degeneration, improve the condition of blood vessels to preventing free radical damage to the skin for staying youthful when taken in moderation. However, drinking grape juice has benefits that may be just as effective or more so accordingly to researchers.
Though all varieties of the grape and grape juice are advantageous, especially purple or concord grapes, it is interesting to note that red grapes have shown the most promise. This is due to their larger contribution of anthocyanins. So what is the big deal about that you may ask? Well, it helps in how those anthocyanins are absorbed into the body in smaller amounts that make such a difference. In addition to better absorption, red grape juice has a more suitable glucose content that is far superior to the alternative of red wine.
According to one study, drinking one half cups of red grape juice and one cup of the fruit daily can provide up to 63.65 mg anthocyanins of these hard-working antioxidants that boost benefits for health as well as beauty. Still, even consuming less of the grape juice or grapes can have more benefits than going without.
In fact, another study demonstrated how the red grape compounds in the diet can possibly strengthen bones to retain up for 44% more calcium.
For keeping you younger looking, you got to give it to the poly-nutrients in those red grapes for how they ideally handle oxidative damage that cause inflammation and break down the skin’s collagen.
After reading this post, hopefully you’ll gain a new appreciation for grape juice and the benefits it can offer for antiaging and health.