Take a few grapes the next time you're in the mood for some fresh fruit. According to a recent study, they are not only a delightful pleasure but can also lengthen your life.
A daily diet high in high-fat meals, when supplemented with about two cups of grapes, reduced fatty liver problems, boosted levels of antioxidant genes, and lengthened lifespan.
Dr. John Pezzuto, a member of the Western New England University team that conducted the study, projected that a person may live four or five years longer if they ate grapes frequently, via EurekAlert!
More study will be done on antioxidants' function in illness management and prevention, which excites me. This will encourage people to eat a diverse diet.
Grapes' antioxidant concentration makes them anti-inflammatory, says McDermott. Grapes contain resveratrol, catechins, quercetin, and anthocyanins, says McDermott.
Grapes have numerous antioxidants, which in combination with a balanced diet help combat free radicals, minimise oxidative stress, and produce anti-inflammatory benefits.
McDermott continues, "Grapes are beneficial because they include phytonutrients, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics, helping to keep your cells and DNA healthy."
According to McDermott, antioxidants are among the best components of food, and the fact that they can enter our bodies and reduce inflammation is a big benefit."
"This study, as well as other studies done with grape antioxidants, are utilising fairly 'normal' doses," says McDermott. "No need to go crazy with it."