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Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slow down aging. Grapes, due to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life.



Asthma
Due to their well-known therapeutic value, grapes can be used as a cure for asthma. In addition to that, the hydrating power of grapes is also high, which increases the moisture present in the lungs and reduces asthmatic events.

Bone Health
Grapes are a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strength of the bones. Adding grapes into your diet on a regular basis can prevent the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis. Manganese is an extremely important element in the body, which aids in everything from protein metabolism, collagen formation, and nervous system functioning.


Heart diseases
Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots.  Therefore, grapes are an effective way to reduce the chances of heart attacks. Additionally, the antioxidants present in grapes prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which blocks the blood vessels and is a main contributor to various coronary conditions. Grapes also have high numbers of flavonoids, which are what give grapes their color, but flavonoids are also very powerful antioxidants. The two main types in grapes are resveratrol and quercetin, and these two compounds negate the effects of free radicals that threaten the body and stimulate LDL cholesterol’s harmful effects on arteries. Also, these two antioxidant flavonoids act as a clean-up crew to reduce platelet clumping and filter toxins out of the blood.

Migraine
Ripe grape juice is an important home remedy for curing migraines. It should be drunk early in the morning, without mixing additional water. Ironically, drinking red wine is often considered a cause of migraines, but grape juice and grape seed extract is considered a solution for the problem. There are many causes behind migraines, and it can be difficult to pinpoint the culprit, since they include chemical imbalances, lack of sleep, changes in weather, or dietary deficiencies. Alcohol in general causes migraines, but grapes have so many antioxidants that they can cause and cure the same illness!

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Constipation
Grapes are very effective in overcoming and eliminating constipation. They are classified as a laxative food, because they contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose. They also relieve chronic constipation by toning up intestinal muscles and the stomach. Grapes are high in insoluble fiber, meaning that it remains intact as it moves through the digestive tract. It builds up bulk, which promotes the formation and excretion of healthy stool, so grapes can help make you much more regular. However, if you suffer from loos stool or diarrhea, grapes should not be used as a way to regulate your system. Insoluble fiber doesn’t soak up water to dry out loose stool, and grapes don’t have a high level of solublefiber.

Indigestion

Grapes play an important role in dyspepsia. They relieve heat and cure indigestion and irritation in the stomach. They are also preferred over other digestive aids bc they are considered a light food.

Light and white grape juice supplements the iron content in the body and prevents fatigue. Anemia is a real problem for many people, and eating grapes can help keep your iron and mineral levels balanced in the body. A lack of iron can make you sluggish, and your mind also doesn’t work as quickly, since iron is an essential mineral that impact a number of bodily functions.  However, dark grape juice might not give an iron boost and may actually decrease iron levels. Drinking grape juice also provides a nearly instant energy boost.

Diabetes
Recent research suggests that grape skin extract (GSE) exerts a novel inhibitory activity on hyperglycemia and may help in diabetes management.

The health benefits of grapes include their ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and the prevention of cataracts. Grapes, one of the most popular and delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.

Kidney disorders

 Grapes can substantially reduce the acidity of uric acid and they also help to eliminate acid from the system, thereby reducing the stress and pressure on the kidneys. Since grapes have a high water content, they induce urination, which also helps to eliminate the uric acid still present in the body after its acidity is reduced. Grapes have a very cleansing effect on the body, and the antioxidants present benefit all of the body’s systems in peripheral ways.

Blood cholesterol
Grapes contain a compound called pterostilbene, which has the capacity to lower a person’s cholesterol levels. Pterostilbene is closely related to resveratrol, the beneficial antioxidant and coloring flavonoid that is also found in grapes, and early research has shown that it has anti-cancer qualities as well as having a great impact on cholesterol levels. It is also thought to have preventative powers over cognitive decline. Furthermore, the saponins present in the skin of grapes can also prevent the absorption of cholesterol by binding with it.

Antibacterial activity
 Red grapes have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties that can protect you from infections. They display strong antiviral properties against the polio virus and the herpes simplex virus. Studies have also shown that grape juice can tackle bacterial infections in the gut and other systems.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Resveratrol, a beneficial polyphenol present in grapes, reduces the levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Grapes can enhance brain health. Grape juice can even improve the brain function of older people who have already displayed mild cognitive impairment. 





Macular degeneration

Grapes can prevent age-related loss of vision and macular degeneration. Grape enriched diet supports eye health and may prevent vision-threatening retinal diseases. Studies have shown that three servings of grapes a day can reduce the risks of macular degeneration. Grapes can contribute to a reduced loss of vision over time, and as with all of the organ systems, the health and susceptibility to disease or damage is lessened by the antioxidants packed into every grape!

Immune System

Grapes are not only packed with flavonoids and minerals, but vitamins as well! The high levels of Vitamin C, K, and A in grapes gives you a healthy boost to many of your organ systems, particularly your immune system, which means less chance of coming down with common colds, as well as more serious health issues.

Prevention of cataracts

 Flavonoids present in grapes have antioxidants, which can reduce and fight the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals cause things like the development of cataracts, as well as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and various age-related problems. Fortunately, antioxidants also have certain anti-aging qualities, which not only help you look younger, but also feel younger by staving off age-related conditions like cataracts.



Cancer prevention
Grapes have been found to have strong anti-cancer properties due to the anti-inflammatory effect of resveratrol. The anthocyanins and pro-anthocyanidins in grapes have properties of an anti-proliferate and can inhibit the growth of cancer causing agents. Grape juice not only prevents the risk of cancer but also suppresses the growth and propagation of cancer cells. The pigments contained in grapes enhance the overall immunity of the body to a wide range of diseases. The antioxidants in grapes are beneficial in the prevention of all types of cancer.
In conclusion, grapes play a pivotal role in preventing a multitude of health disorders and can be used as a home-based remedy for several ailments. Dried grapes, known as raisins, are also extremely nutritious and can help treat many disorders, including constipation, acidosis, anemia and fiver. Raisins can also protect the health and functional integrity of their eyes.

Liver Detoxification 


Bitter is good for the liver.
Using Epsom salt baths, oil pulling, intermittent fasting are especially helpful for strengthening the liver.  These should be done whenever possible along with consuming liver healthy foods.
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Best Foods For Liver Health

Some of the best liver benefiting foods include those that are rich in B vitamins, vitamin C and trace minerals.  This would include lots of raw veggies like celery, spinach, cucumbers and romaine lettuce and the cruciferous family.   Citrus fruit and berries are especially good for the liver.
Herbs such as ginger, milk thistle, cilantro,  horseradish,  peppermint, parsley, dandelion, coriander, garlic and turmeric are especially good for liver health.  A great juicing recipe for liver and kidney health is spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and ginger
Eating liver from an organic, pasture-raised animal provides powerful nutritional support for liver health, like pasture-raised chicken liver.  Pasture-raised eggs are also an incredible source of liver supportive nutrients such as sulfur compounds, methylating elements and glutathione precursers.
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Boosting Liver Detox Support

Amino acids, vitamin A, B2, B3, C, E, folate, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium & selenium.  Deficiencies in these nutrients slow the transformation of specific toxins.  The top threats to these deficiencies include blood sugar imbalances, a deficient diet and poor gut function.
The best foods for these key nutrients include dark green leafy veggies, citrus fruits, berries, carrots and organic nuts & seeds such as Brazil nuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds.  Consuming pastured eggs and liver from pasture-raised animals are a fantastic source of many of these key nutrients.

Zinc, selenium, vitamin A and vitamin D 

are also crucial for the body to fight off Candida, so if you are deficient in any of these, you will be more vulnerable to overgrowth. Many people are deficient in zinc, because some microbes have developed the ability to make you excrete your zinc in your urine in order to disable your immune system. 



A deficiency in zinc can also cause the lining of your gut to become weak and more permeable, which results in leaky gut and the escape of toxins and undigested food particles into the bloodstream.


Increase copper antagonist
These are minerals that help rebalance copper, excrete copper. The main copper antagonists are manganese, vitamin B, C and E, sulphur, selenium and molybdenum.

ZINC

Zinc is an important mineral for the body. Adult males need 11 milligrams of Zinc each day, and females need 8 mg.

 Keep in mind that this is cumulative throughout the day, so you shouldn’t try to meet that requirement in one sitting, or with one food. 

Zinc deficiency
Today most people are deficient in zinc. The reason for this is refined sugar, white rice and white flour have been stripped of their zinc.

A deficiency of zinc causes the build up of copper in the tissues as copper is used instead of zinc for enzyme reactions. 

Zinc is needed for the proper immune response. A proper immune response is required to fight off candida and keep it under control.
The vegetarian diet is very high in copper. Nuts, beans, seeds and grains are very high in copper. Meat contains copper, but the ratio of copper to zinc is more balanced. 

Zinc competes for the absorption of copper in the gut, so this will prevent so much copper from being absorbed into the body.

Drink water
We know we should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day, but When trying to detox from copper it is important to drink even more. The water in our body helps to get the copper mobile and moving through the detox pathways.
Copper antagonists
These are minerals that help rebalance copper, excrete copper. The main copper antagonists are manganese, vitamin B, C and E, sulphur, selenium and molybdenum.



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MAGNESIUM

Candida sufferers are often deficient in magnesium. This is because the Candida yeast interferes with the way that magnesium is taken up in your intestine. 
A deficiency in magnesium can result in fatigue, immune disorders, leg cramps, headaches, low energy and fibromyalgia.



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BIOTIN

Biotin is found in many foods, but Candida sufferers are frequently found to have deficiencies in this important vitamin. This happens for two main reasons. Firstly, one of the body’s major sources of Biotin is actually your intestinal flora. The friendly bur gut synthesize biotin and release it into your bloodstream. Secondly, deficiency in Biotin (otherwise known as vitamin B7) can also be caused by a course of broad spectrum antibiotics, which is of course a common cause of Candida overgrowth too. Biotin is particularly important for Candida sufferers because it prevents the Candida yeast cells from converting into the pathogenic, fungal form.

Blood sugar balance

Diets low in biotin impair the production of insulin, a key hormone in the balancing of blood sugar. Deficiency of biotin also affects the way insulin acts on cells,  low biotin intake potentially creates sugar problems.

The biotin-rich foods are also strong sources of fiber, which make them great staples for people with blood sugar problems, SO adding an ounce of nuts into the diet for 12 weeks led to significant improvement in blood sugar control for people at high risk of developing diabetes.

BIOTIN
 Almonds                   49%


 Sweet Potato          29%


 Eggs                           27%


 Onions                       27%


 Tomatoes                 27%


 Carrots                      20%


 Walnuts                    19%


 Salmon                      15%


Dietary sources of biotin include egg yolks, brown rice, liver and kidney along with dietary supplements of biotin may well help to prevent candida from converting into its invasive fungal form.

Drinking water and eating mostly whole foods (not the kinds that come in packages!) also ensures you obtain enough other important electrolytes.




MAGNESIUM

Candida sufferers are often deficient in magnesium. This is because the Candida yeast interferes with the way that magnesium is taken up in your intestine. A deficiency in magnesium can result in fatigue, immune disorders, leg cramps, headaches, low energy and fibromyalgia.

BIOTIN

Blood sugar balance

Diets low in biotin impair the production of insulin, a key hormone in the balancing of blood sugar. More recently, researchers have shown that deficiency of biotin also affects the way insulin acts on cells, giving a second reason that low biotin intake potentially creates problems.


The biotin-rich foods we list are also strong sources of fiber, which make them great staples for people with blood sugar problems. 
Adding about an ounce of nuts into the diet for 12 weeks led to significant improvement in blood sugar control in a group of people at high risk of developing diabetes.

Biotin is found in many foods, but Candida sufferers are frequently found to have deficiencies in this important vitamin. This happens for two main reasons. Firstly, one of the body’s major sources of Biotin is actually your intestinal flora. 

The friendly bacteria in your gut synthesize biotin and release it into your bloodstream. Secondly, deficiency in Biotin B7, can also be caused by a spectrum antibiotics, which is of course a common cause of Candida overgrowth too.
Biotin deficiency 
Can lead to skin rashes, hair loss, depression and lethargy, among other symptoms. It is particularly important for Candida sufferers because it prevents the Candida yeast cells from converting into the pathogenic, fungal form.

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 Almonds13249%



 Sweet Potato18029%



 Eggs7827%



 Onions9227%



 Oats15226%



 Tomatoes3224%



 Carrots5020%



 Walnuts19619%



 Salmon15815%




Spinach, cooked
1.00 cup

 vitamin K987%

 vitamin A105%

 manganese84%

 folate67%

 magnesium39%

 iron36%

 copper34%



 vitamin E25%

 calcium24%

 vitamin C24%

 potassium24%

 fiber17%



 zinc15%

 protein12%

 choline8%