Healthy grapes – a natural “capsule” of longevity
The content of potassium and iron in raisins is three times higher compared to fresh berries, therefore, in the diet for the treatment of edema and a number of other diseases, raisins should be used in combination with other sources of potassium – such as prunes, dried apricots containing less glucose.
Grapes useful properties and contraindications
Since it is a product with a high glycemic index, it can not be for people with diabetes.
With severe obesity.
During an exacerbation of peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum and
With intestinal disorders, since berries have a laxative effect, they provoke flatulence.
Grape juice and berries are not possible in chronic renal failure with impaired potassium metabolism
Women at the end of pregnancy due to weakening of the function of the mammary glands.
Organic acids can enhance decay of carious teeth.
Healthy people should not eat it on an empty stomach, as it can provoke a sharp jump in blood sugar.
It is advisable to eat this product separately from other products 30-40 minutes before lunch or dinner or 2 hours after eating.
Berries are an unsuccessful side dish or dessert, since the skin, when combined with fatty foods, fish, mineral waters, contributes to the appearance of gases in the intestines. You need to eat grapes 1.5-2 hours before a meal.
Useful grape treatment Ampelotherapy – grape treatment known since ancient times.
Grapes have the following effect:
increases muscle tone (especially cardiac);
lowers blood pressure.
Most often, pure grape juice is used. It is recommended to drink half or a whole glass three times a day one hour before meals.
The calorie content of juicy berries is 70 kcal per 100 g, which is significantly less than that of low-fat cottage cheese. A healthy person, not inclined to overweight, can eat 500-600 g per day.
In the treatment of gastritis with low acidity, the use of well-ripened grapes with soft mucous pulp is allowed – up to 1.5-2.5 kg every day in 3 divided doses one hour before meals. The course is 1-2 months (in the absence of other contraindications).
Grape juice has a tonic effect, in which 10-15 walnut kernels were boiled for 5 minutes. It is recommended to take it in ½-1 glass three times a day one hour before meals.
What are grape seeds useful for? Grape seeds make up 20-30% of grape marc and are raw materials for making coffee and grape oil surrogate.
What is useful grape seed oil?
Grape seed oil is rich in flavonoids, therefore, like grapes reduces inflammatory reactions, strengthens the walls of blood vessels. It contains a lot of essential oleic acid, due to which the oil has a high smoke temperature – 216 degrees. This means that it can be used for culinary purposes, including cooking and baking.
Since the oil is aromatic, it can also be used to improve the taste of ready meals.
There are proanthocyanides in the oil that prevent the cells from degenerating into cancerous.
It is rich in vitamin E (it contains 10 times more of this vitamin than in olive oil), which neutralizes free radicals and thereby protects cells from destruction.
Rich in linolenic acid, which lowers cholesterol and protects against atherosclerosis.
Useful properties of grape leaves In folk medicine, grape leaves are also used for therapeutic purposes, which contain:
They have the following effect:
For digestive disorders, you can take a powder of dried grape leaves for 1-2 g.
With internal bleeding, 1 part of the crushed leaves pour 10 parts of boiling water. Take 1/3-½ cup 2-4 times a day before meals.
Use externally for gargling with sore throat, laryngitis and for washing wounds, applications for skin diseases.
Now we know what grapes are good for..
How to make grape juice? Separate the ripe berries from the branches with your hands and knead well. Crushed berries of white grapes immediately press. In red varieties, colorants are in the skin, so crushed berries for better isolation of colorants must first be heated, stirring with a wooden spoon to 60-65 degrees.
Soak at this temperature for 5-10 minutes, cool to 40 ° and then press.
The temperature and duration of heating should be strictly maintained. With long heating and heating at high temperature, the juice has a rough tart taste. At the same time vitamins and aromatic substances are destroyed. Juice acquires a very dark color and the taste of boiled.
The juice obtained by pressing is cloudy, so it must be filtered through a thick cloth, and if there is a refrigerator, let it stand for 8-12 hours at a temperature of no higher than 5 degrees. Otherwise, the juice may ferment and lose its valuable properties. Then carefully drain the juice. So prepare the juice in the presence of more than 10 kg of raw materials.
Juice can be obtained from a small amount of grapes using a juicer. Next, the juice in a pan of non-oxidizing material, brought to a boil over high heat, quickly poured into sterilized jars and rolled.
You can also prepare juice by pasteurization, when the filtered juice is heated only to 60 °, and then the cans are pasteurized.
Conclusion: grapes are useful, try to include in your diet fresh berries of this crop, raisins, very little red natural wine.