Friday, May 22, 2009
Filipino Terms: Ubas
Reservatrol is also believed to help protect the lungs. Eating grapes daily, or drinking red wine that is made from red grapes, can lower the risk of lung cancer by as much as 15 percent.
Grapes have the ability to lower cholesterol. This is because of a particular antioxidant known as
pterostilbene, which specifically targets LDL cholesterol, which is the kind that negatively affects the body.
A compound in grapes called resveratrol is known to help with heart muscle health. It does this by inhibiting certain compounds that are created in response to low blood pressure that negatively affect heart muscles.
Eating grapes helps to prevent blood clotting. It does this by increasing the production of nitric oxide in the body, a compound that prevents blood platelets from sticking to each other.
Grapes are known to have anti-microbial affects on the body. This means that they kill off unhealthy bacteria that may invade the body.