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The Benefits of Grapes to Reduce Pain Caused by Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Consumption of grapes and other potassium-rich fruits, it proves to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and prevent painful attacks of gout.

Grapes dissolve crystals of the uric acid

When the blood and urine become slightly alkaline, acid waste is eliminated easier, resulting in a reduction in attacks of rheumatoid arthritis and painful symptoms of gout. Uric acid crystals, formed as a result of reduced kidney function, are dissolved in alkaline (base) urine, and are removed from the blood. This prevents their accumulation in the patient’s joints.

The grapes are rich in vitamins A and C and other antioxidants. In addition to use of classic medicines, let the grapes always be found at hand to help you reduce the painful symptoms of gout. This is not medical advice, but it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your physician at your next appointment.

Bioflavonoids, quercetin, antioxidants and vitamin C help in rheumatoid arthritis

Red grapes contain a bioflavonoid known as quercetin. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that works with vitamin C in stimulating the natural immune system, which in turn fights against infections, inflammation and cancer. In addition, the combination of antioxidants and vitamin C reduces the painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in the joints and muscles.

Grape seeds are also nutritious

Grape seeds contain antioxidant called Proanthodyn, extracted from grape seeds. This compound is rich in proanthocyanidins (also it’s found in pine bark), a special class of water-soluble bioflavonoids which are excellent free radical scavengers. They have anti-inflammatory properties and can bring relief from pain caused by arthritis. Also help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Scientists from the University of Illinois announced that the presence of resveratrol (polyphenol which has antioxidant properties), found in the grapes, slows or stops the growth of benign and malignant tumors. Studies have shown that resveratrol inhibits tumor growth at all stages of the disease.

Antioxidant nutrients work together as a team and for proper protection we need a variety of vitamins and minerals in our diet to keep our health in good shape. Also, always seek medical advice so as not to seriously worsen the symptoms of a particular disease.

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