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Daily Nutrition Nibble: Gotta Get some Grapes

Are you a fan of snacking on grapes? Grapes are full of phytochemicals that may help to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, and cancer. They are also full of ellagic acid which may aid in protecting the lungs from environmental toxins. Grapes are good sources of vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B1, and vitamin B6. They also contain potassium which is important for helping maintain a healthy nervous system and regular heart rhythm. Eat some grapes today!

 

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.