As you might have heard or read, grapes have a lot of health benefits for the human body and anti-aging effect of grapes is at the top.
Grapes are packed with nutrients that provide extraordinary health benefits for us. Vitamins, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, polyphenols (like resveratrol), saponins, pectins and a lot more can be found in just a single grape.
The main anti-aging effect of grapes is in the extract of grape seeds. How these tiny seeds can help us erase some years from our face and health in general has been researched.
Grape seeds are filled with antioxidants that provide healing and anti-aging effects. You might have heard a lot that antioxidants are great, can improve your health, so nothing new so far, right!?! Hold your horses because research has shown that the polyphenols in grape seeds have certain proprieties that exceed in many ways the effects of regular antioxidants.
Resveratrol, probably the most important polyphenol, prevents the accumulation of oxidized cholesterol. Also, it reduces inflammation and fights free radical damage. Resveratrol also promotes apoptosis. This is the natural dying of old and damaged cells so that they can be replaced with new fresh ones. This allows for rejuvenation at cellular level. So, old and damaged cells are replaced quicker by fresh new ones. Are you seeing the connection here in terms of anti-aging effect!
Resveratrol has an anti-aging effect because it reduces wrinkles and fine lines that appear around the eyes and mouth. It stretches the skin and makes it suppler.
In addition to its anti-aging effects, resveratrol is also known for fighting cancer cells, antiviral effect and improving cardiovascular system.
The market is now filled with resveratrol supplements. Before going to your local pharmacy to buy this product, maybe it is best to head to your market place to buy some grapes. Don’t take a supplement with a single nutrient. Instead, you should better take it along with other antioxidants, vitamins, polyphenols directly from a natural source. All these nutrients work better together for a greater effect and more health benefits.
However, if you hate eating grapes with seeds (you really have to chew the seeds because they are not easily digested in the stomach), you could try in the form of oil, powder, capsules etc. When going for this solution, always check the ingredients so that the product is as natural as possible.