Every part of a grape is useful. Grape skin contains polyphenols, tannic acid and anthocyanidin that can decrease the level of blood lipids and accelerate fat decomposition.
The meat is rich in water-soluble Vitamin B, which is essential in regulating metabolism. It also has abundant minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. It can help detoxify, clean up the internal environment and accelerate the body’s metabolism, making it easy to lose weight.
The seeds are very high in procyanidin, whose extract is very useful as an anti-aging agent for women. They also have great antioxidant capacity — 50 times that of Vitamin E and 20 times that of Vitamin C.
Here are some healthy grape recipes.
• Raisin tea
Ingredients: Raisins (50g), green tea (10g), honey
Preparation: 1. Brew the green tea with boiling water, add raisin and braise 5 minutes.
2. When the tea’s temperature becomes moderate, add honey.
Benefit: Alleviate unctuosity and accelerate fat decomposition.
• Raisin and oats congee
Ingredients: Raisins (30g), oats
Preparation: Cook the oats until they’re done and then add the raisins.
Benefit: Oats can facilitate the movement of intestinal tract, while raisins accelerate metabolism. When eaten together, they can eliminate constipation and prevent fat accumulation.
• Grape tomato juice
Ingredients: Grapes (100g), one tomato, cabbage (70g), honey
Preparation: 1. Wash the grapes. Cut the tomato and cabbage into cubes.
2. Put all the three together into a blender.
3. Add honey into the juice.
Benefit: Rich in dietary fiber, it can prevent constipation, helps eliminate waste from the body and decompose abdomen fat.