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Grapes: 5 Healthy Benefits and a Face Mask

Updated on March 9, 2011
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Health Benefits of Grapes and a Face Mask

Purple and red grapes are believed to reduce the risk of heart disease by relaxing blood vessels. This, in turn, allows blood to flow more easily. Grapes also have additional healthy benefits.

The health benefits are most likely due to the antioxidants found in the skin and seeds of the dark grapes. The most important antioxidant is known as resveratrol.

While drinking wine and grape juice also provides these healthy benefits, it is eating grapes whole that has the added healthy benefit of also providing much needed fiber.

Listed below - are some of the benefits of eating purple and red grapes. Also how to make a simple grape mask to reduce wrinkles. Grapes are the only ingredient needed.

See links below for more purple foods, healthy food lists and recipes for simple cosmetics:

Help prevent colds - Grapes increase the level of gamma delta T cells in the body. These cells help the immune system fight off viruses and bacteria.

Help prevent cancer - One cup of purple grapes has been shown, in a study, to fill the body with compounds known to keep breast tissues free from too much estrogen. Too much estrogen is a key cause of breast tumors.

Help prevent heart disease - Dark grapes are filled with a mix of compounds known to stop heart disease by reducing low-density lipoprotein, LDL, (bad) cholesterol. The compounds reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause a heart attack, and they also prevent damage to blood vessels in the heart.

Whiten Teeth - Grapes have malic acid. This acid clogs the surface pores on teeth and prevents stains from becoming embedded. The malic acid also works to remove surface discolorations while you are chewing.

Make A Simple Face Mask to Help Reduce Wrinkles:

Grapes are also filled with alpha-hydroxy acids - the ingredient found in many skin firming and anti-wrinkle creams.

How to:

Use 3 green grapes and mash well to get juice. Dab the juice on areas around your mouth, eyes and on the forehead. After 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly.

For more simple natural beauty recipes see links below and links to lists of healthy food ideas.


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