In this photo, the grapes change color from green to purple and start making sugar. Such beauty has also delicious flavor, so attractive to people and animals. The process is called veraison. The fruit changes from acidic to sweet with fruity aromas. Grapes are not only succulent and mouth-watering, but have numerous health benefits. There is a common belief that French people are generally healthier because they consume red wine as part of their diet everyday, and this phenomenon is called the French paradox. The paradoxical epidemiological observation proved that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease.
Grape inspiration from the Bible
John 15:1-5 ESV
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing”.
In fact, red grapes have the qualities to keep you healthy, youthful, and energetic when included in your Raw Diet. The other reason why grapes are exceptionally nutritious is because it is rich in phytochemicals, and especially resveratol. This phyto-chemical prevents you from heart attack, cancer and other chronic illnesses. Besides, one cup of red grapes contains only 60 calories. In addition, it is rich in several essential vitamins and minerals and has a substantial amount of dietary fibers. It is exceptionally rich in Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C. Red grapes are also a rich source of calcium, potassium, copper, iron and manganese. It contains several phytochemicals, including resveratol, quercetin and saponins, each having the quality to prevent you from several chronic diseases and health disorders.
Grapes prevent the growth of cancer cells and increase life expectancy. It reduces the level of cholesterol as well as the risks of heart attacks. Grapes are also anti-allergens and a strong antioxidant.
Due to the presence of all the essential minerals and vitamins, red grapes can reduce chances of migraine, hypertension, asthma, lung infection and skin diseases.
By including grapes in salads, smoothies, juices, snacks, and other dishes daily, you can remain healthy and fit throughout the year.
Grape juice, because of its non-alcoholic content, is commonly used by those Christians who oppose the partaking of alcoholic beverages, as the “cup” or “wine” in the Lord’s Supper.
The Catholic Church uses wine in the celebration of the Eucharist, the tradition started with Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, where Catholics believe the consecrated bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Wine is used both due to its strong Scriptural roots, and also to follow the tradition set by the early Christian Church. The Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church (1983), Canon 924 says that the wine used must be natural, made from grapes of the vine, and not corrupt. In some circumstances, a priest may obtain special permission to use grape juice for the consecration, however this is extremely rare.
Although alcohol is permitted in Judaism, grape juice is sometimes used as an alternative for kiddush on Shabbat and Jewish holidays and it has the same blessing as wine.
Beautiful Grapes have always been inspiration for artists. The marriage of red and green grapes speaks to color theory, as red and green are complementary colors. Complementary colors or color pairs stimulate the optic nerve when grouped together.