Doctors compare ampelotherapy (treatment with grapes) with a trip to a mineral water resort. The healing properties of this berry have been known for a long time. Even the Greeks and Romans, who lived before our era, used grape treatment to restore strength and improve metabolism. Ancient people used grapes for sore throats, mouth ulcers and hemoptysis.
This unique berry contains a large amount of trace elements and easily digestible mineral salts (zinc, calcium, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium).There is especially a lot of potassium in it, therefore, first of all, the cores need to undergo a course of treatment with grapes. It is also recommended for people suffering from anemia, as it increases the number of red blood cells and increases the level of hemoglobin, as well as normalizes the ratio between blood cells and stimulates the hematopoietic function of the bone marrow.
Grapes can prevent the development of hypertension, and also helps to normalize blood pressure.Such a positive effect of grapes is due to the presence of flavonoids in it. In order for tasty berries to help a person normalize blood pressure, he needs to eat 9 servings of grapes per day (in one serving – about 15 grapes).
Red grapes contain resveratrol molecules. It is this substance that triggers mechanisms in the body that normalize its work.Regular consumption of red grapes lowers blood sugar and insulin levels.
The vine is a symbol of eternal youth and vitality. For medical purposes, almost everything is used in this berry: from the peel to the leaves.Antioxidants – substances that help the body reduce tissue damage, speed up the healing process and resist infections and the aging process – are found in many vegetables and fruits, in medicinal plants, but the most effective are in grape seeds.
Today, even nutritional supplements based on grape seeds have begun to be developed, which strengthen the walls of blood vessels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. They are also excellent raw materials for cosmetologists.
Grape seeds contain a large number of substances similar in action to the female sex hormone estrogen.These compounds are called phytoestrogens. They are just as effective, but do not have side effects. The lack of estrogens and their derivatives is especially detrimental to the health of women.
In this regard, experts advise the fair sex to eat grapes, carefully chewing the seeds, or to eat special extracts based on grape seeds.
Grape leaves are also rich in ascorbic acid, which are a valuable addition to any salads.
But the main secret of the benefits of this berry lies precisely in the content of glucose and fructose.. Grape berry sugars do not undergo significant transformations during digestion and immediately enter the bloodstream, which has a beneficial effect on muscle tone, increasing the contraction of the heart muscle and increasing metabolism, as well as expanding blood vessels.
How to be treated with grapes?
The dose for the first dose should be small – 400 g of berries per day. Gradually increase the number of grapes so that by the end of the fourth week you can master 3 kg of berries per day. Divide the intake of grapes into 3 times a day: one in the morning on an empty stomach, the second two hours before lunch and the third three hours after dinner. Some nutritionists advise: when stopping treatment with grapes, gradually reduce the amount of it at one time.
The food on the days when you adhere to the grape cure should be special. Firstly, on such days you can’t overeat in any case – after all, the grapes themselves are quite high in calories. Secondly, it is not recommended to drink sweet carbonated drinks, eat smoked meats, marinades, pickles, fatty foods, coarse vegetables (raw cabbage, beets, radishes). Thirdly, you will have to give up other berries, fruits and greens. A bad ally for grapes is dairy products.
The peel of grapes is also very useful, but not every stomach can handle it. Therefore, during the course of ampelotherapy, doctors advise people suffering from gastritis or peptic ulcer to spit out a dense peel along with seeds or not to eat berries, but to drink freshly squeezed juice.