The grapes are very good for vision and sight

It is quite possible that, like us, the grapes you like them for their delicate and sweet taste, and especially for the wide diversity of benefits they bring. As you surely know, basically consist of the fruit of the vine, a plant that grows and produces them in the form of bunches. They can be eaten alone, either fresh or dried (for example, at this point they are known as raisins), or they are usually used for the production of different drinks with and without alcohol, as is the case with must, wine and vinegar.

Did you know that depending on the variety the grapes can be black or yellow? On the other hand, depending on their evolution and development we can also find them with orange, golden, purple, white and brown colors. As regards the most consumed and cultivated varieties, the variety Vitis Vinifera, very characteristic of Mediterranean Europe and also of Central Asia.

About its benefits, are ideal against high blood pressure thanks especially to its high content of flavonoids, compounds with antioxidant benefits which act through a protective effect, helping us in a very positive way when it comes to reducing high blood pressure. In this sense, blood pressure is considered high when it is above 140/90 to 159/99 mmHg, although there is a condition known medically as prehypertension, which is that tension that is situated at 120/80 to 139/89 mmHg.

Therefore, they are also very useful when we have the high cholesterol, since as demonstrated a few years ago a scientific study carried out by students of the Complutense University of Madrid, consuming an extract from the dietary fiber found in the grape helps reduce total cholesterol levels by 14% and of LDL (bad) cholesterol by 11.6%.

The benefits of grapes for vision and sight

Surely you know that grapes they become an excellent fruit for the care and protection of the vision, thanks to its high content of natural antioxidants which are very useful in preventing and delaying the evolution of macular degeneration.

It is an ideal fruit for those who work daily in front of a computer screen. Why? Fundamentally because it helps to take care of and protect the vision, avoiding the progressive damage that tends to occur due to this habitual and daily use. It's more, helps prevent the onset of cataracts.

To enjoy these protective qualities, it is only necessary to eat a handful of grapes every day, as long as they are available in the market since we must not forget that we have a seasonal fruit, only being able to eat them especially during the months of September, October November and December.

What is macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a disorder that causes the oxidation of the retina, being mostly associated with age. It basically consists of an eye disease caused precisely by degeneration, by damage or by the deterioration of the macula, a yellowish layer of light-sensitive tissue that we find in the back of the eye, specifically in the center of the retina. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels that supply the macula, damaging it too.

Among the symptoms it causes we can mention that the person who suffers presents difficulties to read and to see as a consequence of the appearance of a blurred vision, when losing visual acuity and loss of sharpness. That is, they have difficulties to read correctly and to visualize fine details.

It is very common in people over 60 years, hence it is usually named as macular degeneration associated with age (DMAE or DME). In fact, it tends to be unusual before the age of 55, and it is observed quite frequently in adults over 75 years of age. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesFruits Eyes

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