They like to eat grapes? This can even prevent a heart attackBut even among fruits and vegetables, there are some that seem to be even better for our health than others. At least, if a new study from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is to be believed.
They like to eat grapes? This can even prevent a heart attack
Researchers have found that if you eat a lot of grapes, you can drastically reduce your risk of heart attack. According to the study, frequent consumption of grapes should not only lower cholesterol levels, but also positively affect the microbiome in the intestine. Researchers led by Zhaoping Li recently published their findings in a press release.
Eating grapes daily reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say. (Symbolic image) © imagebroker/imago
For their study, the scientists had 19 subjects between the ages of 21 and 55 eat 40 grapes every day for four weeks. In contrast, the participants' other diets before and during the study remained low in fiber and contained few fruits and vegetables.
They like to eat grapes? Researchers find startling effect
The amazing result: just by consuming grapes daily, all subjects are said to have shown health improvements. According to the results, participants had eight percent less "bad" cholesterol and 40 percent less bile acid.
Cholesterol is a lipid that the body produces 75 percent itself, while bile acids are derivatives of cholesterol produced in the liver. If the concentration in the blood is greatly elevated, arteries can become clogged and blood clots can form in the heart or brain, leading to cardiovascular disease in the long term.
You like to eat grapes? Less cholesterol, fewer heart attacks
In addition, it has been shown that more good bacteria have settled in the intestines of the test persons, which also promote the immune system. Including a bacterium called Akkermansia, which is known to metabolize sugar and cholesterol and strengthen the intestinal mucosa. In addition, grapes contain important antioxidants called flavonoids, which are thought to inhibit inflammation in the body.
According to the researchers, the result therefore clearly shows that even minor changes in dietary habits can significantly reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (the number one cause of death worldwide). *Mercurial.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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