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Pan-Seared Salmon with Grapes
For several centuries grapes have been associated with health and proper nutrition, and they are mentioned in the ancient literary and artistic works. The very word "grapes" are associated with the plump, old-fashioned Romans of the bygone era. However, exist some facts about the health benefits of grapes.

Nutritional information
Grapes are not only delicious but also contains essential nutrients for body. It is quite challenging to meet different nutritional requirements by selecting different food choices. Handful of grapes per day could help you to get a bit closer to healthy habits.
80 grams of grapes consists of:
  • Calories - 60 kcal
  • Carbohydrates - 14 grams
  • Vitamin C - 15 percent
  • Protein - 1 grams
  • Fibers - 1grams

Grape juice helps to improve the memory, especially for the elder people. The experiment was made according this fact. 12 older adults were divided into two groups. For one group glass of grape juice were given daily for 12 weeks. The other one were given placebo supplements. After 12 weeks tests were performed to compare memory and cognitive functions. The memory of the group who were given grape juice daily improved significantly, both verbally and spatially. In addition, laboratory animal studies not only showed better results in remembering labyrinths, but also improved coordination and balance.
Grapes has a huge impact to health because of large amounts of vitamins and minerals in grapes. They contain high level of Vitamin A, C, and B6, along with folic acid, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron. All these components are essential for maintaining good health. Grapes also contains polyphenols with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce DNA damage caused by free radicals. Polyphenols are key preventive agent for combating aging, cardiovascular disease, dementia and even cancer. Animal studies have shown that polyphenols in grape seeds can reduce plaque formation in the brain, which is associated with Alzheimer's.
Grape seeds also improves health.  It is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect against allergies because of its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Grapes seeds strengthens blood vessels, aids AIDS circulation, improves skin elasticity and promotes healthy hair growth. The anti-aging properties of grape seed extract can help to reduce wrinkles. This extract also strengthens the walls of the arteries.
Grapes also increase protection against asthma, migraine, kidney problems, constipation, indigestion, macular degeneration, cataracts, edema, high cholesterol, and antibacterial activity. The most exciting thing about grapes is that they help to prevent total memory loss. Several studies claim that grape consumption promotes a better blood sugar balance, improves insulin regulation and increases insulin sensitivity.

The benefits of Salmon are overviewed in Cold Salmon salad with Cottage Cheese recipe

Ingredients:

    • 4 slices of salmon
    • pinch of salt
    • pinch of black peppers
    • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon of oil
    Sauce:
    • bunch of grapes
    • 2 tablespoons of honey
    • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds

    Recipe Directions:

  1. Spread the salmon slices with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  2. sliced salmon
  3. Place salmon in heatened pan with oil and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on low temperature until the fish looks seared
  4. cooking salmon in a pan
  5. Sauce: Add honey, grapes, lemon juice to heated saucepan and stir for about 3 to 4 minutes while boiling.
  6. honey and grapes
  7. Add the pomegranate seeds and continue boiling.
  8. The grapes has to be wrapped in honey sauce.
  9. Serve Pan Seared Salmon with grape-honey sauce on the top. Enjoy!
Pan-Seared Salmon with Grapes