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Can Red Grapes And Blue Berries Boost Immunity

Fruits are rich in antioxidants, fiber, water and vitamin C. The recommended fruit intake to match your everyday calorie need is 2 cups of fruits per day, the more the better. Fruits not only add sparkle to your diet but it adds zest to your life, so much so that you are in top form to perform your best.


Health scientists say that red grapes and blue berries contain special compounds that increase your immunity. They analyzed 446 compounds for their ability to boost the immune system. Out of which Resveratrol found in red grapes and pterostilbene found in blueberries were declared winners. These special compounds worked along with vitamin D and increased the performance of a gene that was involved in the immune function of the body. 

This study was done in a lab setting and follow up research is needed to say whether these compounds could boost immunity directly through the diet. Take heart! Anyway it is a wonderful discovery which further needs some assurance that's it!

Aside from its attractive color, red grapes offer you a wide range of health benefits. It contains a compound called piceatannal which fights against cancer, heart disease and neurogenerative diseases.  Grapes have low glycemic index and increases your circulatory health. It contains unique phytonutrients that help you to live longer. These delicious fruits improve the cognitive health and have antimicrobial properties.


Talking about blueberries those which are fresh and grow in the wild have more healthy antioxidants. Freezing does not reduce its nutrients and its nutritional content remains intact for about 3-6 months. These blue super fruits give protection against cancer, heart diseases and make you smarter.

The antioxidants fight against free radicals which damages DNA and the cells. Thus it helps to keep harmful diseases at bay. As I said earlier blueberries makes you smarter by increasing your brain health and improves the function of the nervous system and memory. It is beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes and works wonders for your eye health.

Red grapes and blueberries are not only delicious but they boost your health quotient as well. Be creative and add these fruits to your everyday diet.


Take care,
Swarnam

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