The Health Benefits of Purple Grapes

As a Nutritional Therapist, I am almost always well-stocked with a variety of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it looks more like a Farmer’s Market with all the food rather than a kitchen! The one fruit that is a staple in my house are purple grapes. I snack on grapes during the day and even freeze some for treats to munch on while I’m watching a movie. I also love adding them to salads. Here are some of the health benefits of eating purple grapes.

  • The skins of purple grapes are a great source of resveratrol, a bioflavonoid that has been shown to promote a healthy heart.
  • If you are looking to include more fiber in your diet, munching on purple grapes is a great way to do so. Fiber promotes good digestive health and leaves us feeling lighter and more energized.
  • Purple grapes have been shown to help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol which can damage our heart and arteries.
  • Grape seeds contain oils that act as potent natural antibiotics, helping protect the structure of our skin and veins.
  • Purple grapes are full of malic acid that assists in the energy production to revitalize cells and repair damage.
  • This is a great food for women as purple grapes contain lignans that can help prevent breast cancer.
References: Watts, Charlotte100 Foods to Stay Young. (2010). Parragon Books, UK.