Research continues on the great health benefits of resveratrol, which is found in purple or red grapes. Here are some of the healing benefits of resveratrol:
Grapes and their healing powers
Exciting research led by MaryAnne DellaFera, Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, found that the resveratrol present in grapes (particularly when combined with soy isoflavones) works in the body in two ways to significantly assist with the efforts of weight loss:
· Dramatically reduces the ability of cells to store fat by approximately 130 percent.
· It causes fat cells to break down at a rate 246 percent higher than normal.
Protect the heart
In research, resveratrol found in grapes has shown the ability to improve the dilation of blood vessels, which can allow blood to flow more easily through them.
Grapes have also been shown to relax the walls of blood vessels, making their diameter larger, reducing blood pressure, and allowing a greater volume of blood to flow through all areas of the body, with an increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body. Another study found that just 10 mg of additional resveratrol led to a dramatic reduction in risk factors for heart attack.
Remove harmful plaques from the brain
They found that grapes help clean brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, which have been linked to Alzheimer's disease. So powerful is this important nutrient that it has even been referred to as " everything reversible " by many health professionals.
Read on to learn how resveratrol can help protect against certain types of cancer and even radiation ...
Grapes help improve brain power
In a British study, students who received resveratrol increased blood flow to their brain by 200 percent. Scientists believe that resveratrol can help speed up our mental responses.
Protect your skin from cancer
In numerous studies, resveratrol has had a positive effect on cancer. Research also shows that resveratrol protects the skin against the sun's harmful UVB rays, thus protecting it against skin cancer.
Protect your body from radiation
What's more, this powerful nutrient has even been shown to protect the body against radiation therapy when used as an adjunct to radiation therapy for cancer.
Igniting the longevity gene
In one study, scientists found resveratrol as a nutrient that activates the human gene for survival and longevity.
Diabetics who received resveratrol had a 10 percent drop in blood sugar levels, according to a study by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Resveratrol works as an anti-inflammatory, which may be one of the reasons it can be effective for heart conditions.
Supports muscle recovery
As a powerful antioxidant, it supports cells and organs in eliminating uric acid and other toxins from the body, supports muscle recovery in athletes.
Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you. The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian, who can compare your weight with healthy norms to help you set realistic goals.