Sunday, May 2, 2010
Grape, an antidote to diabetes and heart disease
The benefits of grape as an alcoholic beverage has been much studied. However, consumption of whole fruit grapes are also no less great. Unmitigated, fruit is believed to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers from also states, the grape also reduce the risk of low blood pressure, improve heart function and minimize the risk of metabolic syndrome, disturbances caused by an imperfect body metabolism and cardiovascular disease.
The claim was based discovery of a substance in grape that are known as phytochemicals, antioxidants which are normally kind of plant. Previously, researchers gave some sort of liquid grape in animal experiments to overcome the metabolic disorder, the condition may develop into type 2 diabetes.
At that time, researchers combine a number of grapes such as green grapes, red and black, and then given to rats as part of a package of fat-rich foods, like most citizens of the U.S. food packages.
Then, researchers divided mice into two groups. For the first group, given package of grape and food from the second group were given packages of food rich in fat and sugar.
After three months, the mice that received a diet of grape known to decrease blood pressure, better heart function, and reducing signs of inflammation in the liver and blood than mice that did not receive a food package grape. Not only that, the rats in the first group had lower triglyceride levels and improved glucose tolerance.
Internal Medicine Expert Dr. Steven Bolling revealed possible reason behind the lack of risk of metabolic syndrome is the presence of active protection of the phytochemicals on liver cells from damage caused by the disease.
"In mice, inflammation of the heart and heart functions much better preserved," he said as quoted from the Telegraph, recently.
He says, though there was no direct relationship between a particular research and what to do with humans, it is interesting to suggest a diet of fruits rich in phytochemicals, such as grape may be beneficial for human beings
Bolling added, untuj those who want to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of diabetes should try and live a good pattern of consumption such as eating foods low in fat and cholesterol. Also, try to control weight and get regular exercise. (Source: Ririn Sjafriani/Republika.co.id)