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Vitis Vinifera

Imagine having a garden with a shade like this …

Beautiful, right? I confess that grapes are one of my favorite fruits, especially green ones. In my fridge they cannot be missing. This vine-like plant as seen in the photo has its origin in the Caucasus and Western Asia, and has been known since prehistoric times. Its cultivation began in the Neolithic Age and spread to the rest of Europe from where it reached the American continent. The vine is highly known worldwide for being the main source of Wine. Of course, its consumption offers other types of benefits.

In order for the fruit vine to be in good condition it needs a temperate climate, between 30 ° and 50 ° centigrade north latitude and between 30 ° and 40 ° south latitude. Part of their properties is that they are rich in antioxidants and their glycemic index is not high, but medium. They are rich in fiber and fast assimilating carbohydrates, vitamin C and among their minerals are potassium, copper, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, sulfur and selenium. Many think that they are caloric, but the reality is that 100 grams of grapes provides 70 calories. They also contain 80% water, which helps to lighten the body.

 

The benefits of eating grapes

Are anti-inflammatory.
The grape contributes positively when it comes to improving inflammatory diseases.

Antioxidant
The skin of black grapes contains resveratrol, this substance blocks free radicals directly related to aging and cell degeneration.

Detoxifiers

Grapes have a detoxifying function in the liver, thus preventing liver problems. This also helps the kidneys to eliminate uric acid thanks to its diuretic properties.

Healthy heart.

They improve vasodilation and reduce the risk of thrombosis. Due to its high potassium content, it reduces blood pressure, which makes it the perfect fruit for those people who suffer from hypertension. Diuretic

 

This fruit helps us to eliminate excess fluids retained in the body, promoting the
expulsion of waste products and toxins from our body.

 

Vision problems?
The anthocyanins contained in grapes are not only excellent for preventing degenerative eye diseases, such as cataracts, but they also help us maintain visual acuity for longer. Eagle Eye; D

Horrible Wrinkles

Today, we find more products with this ingredient, which is grape or grape seed oil. Well, it has the quality of delaying the appearance of wrinkles.


Grape seed oil?
Oh yeah, we can still get more out of the grapes, how? extracting from its seeds,
an essential oil!

The extraction process of that particular oil can be done in two ways: One is chemical and the other is by cold pressing the seeds. Its color is like a pale and delicate gold. I prefer the oil that is cold pressed. It is generally used to prepare vinaigrettes or even to marinate meats, but it is the use that everyone wants to give it. Ultimately, it will benefit you. Grape seed oil provides vitamin E and a high concentration of linoleic acid (76%), linoleic acid, essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and omega 3. It also does not contain cholesterol and its components help to increase good cholesterol and reduce bad and triglycerides, thus being considered an ally in the preservation of cardiovascular health, in the prevention of hypertension, obesity and diabetes.

 

But why does the cosmetic industry add it to their products?

Well, this oil stimulates collagen and elastin and also its antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, the main responsible for cell aging. It is slightly astringent and is especially indicated for the treatment of oily skin. Gives a uniform tone and firmness to the skin, it can also be used by sensitive skin as it is quickly absorbed and does not clog pores. This oil contains a large amount of antioxidants in the form of flavonoids and polyphenols that act against cellular aging. It penetrates the skin very well, stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, helping to release toxins from our body and favors the reduction of cellulite.

 

In facial creams

– Nourishes and deeply hydrates
– Maintains elasticity in the skin, erasing fine lines
– Regulates excess sebum on the face well without drying it
– Improves acne, with its disinfectant function It
– also has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, thus giving it an appearance fresh to the face.
– Combat sagging and tone the skin.

It works more than a nice decoration in your garden, take advantage of the oil of
the seed of the vine and use it at your convenience.

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