Sunday, August 4, 2013

Grapes Phytochemicals

Organic acids - These give a slight tart flavor to grapes. These acids have a paradoxical effect in the blood, producing alkalinazation. Alkalization of the blood and urine facilitates the elimination of metabolic wastes, which are mostly acidic, such as uric acid.

Flavonoids - It has recently been shown that they act as powerful antioxidants, which impede the oxidation of the cholesterol that causes arteriosclerosis. Flavonoids also avoid the formation of blood clots in the arteries.

Resveratrol - Impedes thee progress of arterioclerosis. It has recently been shown to be a powerful anticarcinogen.

Anthocyanidines - These are vegetable pigments present in the skins of white, and particularly black grapes. They are powerful antioxidants able to prevent coronary heart disease.

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