There are several benefits that come from eating grape seeds that should send anyone looking for seeded grapes. Grape seed extract is rich in antioxidants. In fact, the antioxidants in grape seed extract can be anywhere from 10 to 20 times stronger than those in fruits and vegetables.
Benefits of grape seed extracts
One fruit that is becoming common-place in the western city of Mbarara is grapes. Every busy street corner is now a place where one can buy seeded grapes as opposed to imported, seedless grapes that are common in Ugandan supermarkets.
The best place to find seeded grapes in Kampala are the large open food markets like Nakasero and Owino.
Here is why you should eat not just the grapes but their seeds as well:
Improves cardiovascular health
Antioxidants in grape seed help you maintain healthy blood pressure and improve your circulation. They help to improve blood flow and strengthen your blood pressure, especially the vessels experiencing chronic venous insufficiency or varicose veins.
Supports brain health
The phenolic compounds in grape seed extract, especially oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs), catechin, epicatechin, procyanidins, gallic acid, and gallocatechin, help to improve your memory and overall brain health. They're also useful for blocking or reducing the development of proteins that lead to Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
Lower blood pressure
Grape seed extracts can also lower blood pressure levels and heart-rate. Consume 300 mg of these extracts everyday. If you do this for a time period of 16 weeks, you will notice a significant improvement in your blood pressure and pulse-rate. Research has proved that its effects are legitimate especially among obese people.
Aside from reducing blood pressure and cholesterol, grape seeds extracts can also improve your mood and reduce stress. Experts say that they have a surprising effect on mood, behavior and reduction of worries.
According to a review conducted based on 20 studies, grape seeds have unknown and unique properties that also helps improve your dental health. It helps prevent dental cavities and caries, promotes dental remineralization which is a natural process through which the enamel of the tooth repairs itself before the cavity starts developing.
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