Grapes come in different colors and forms. There are red, green, and purple grapes, seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice, raisins, currents, and sultanas, not to mention wine.
Benefits of consuming grapes.
* The nutrients in grapes may help protect against cancer, eye problems, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions.
* Resveratrol is a key nutrient in grapes that may offer health benefits.
* Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals.
* Grapes are suitable for people with diabetes, as long as they are accounted for in the diet plan.
Grapes contain a chemical compound called resveratrol. Studies have shown that resveratrol can help your body metabolize fatty acids, increase your energy level, and improve your overall metabolism, all of which can help with weight loss.
Grapes also contain lots of flavonoids, a strong type of antioxidant that some studies show can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Grapes are a powerhouse of antioxidants – they contain a wide range of phytonutrients right from carotenoids to polyphenols.
Studies have revealed that these phytonutrients help in preventing certain kinds of cancers and help in maintaining heart health. Among polyphenols, resveratrol is known for its miraculous properties such as inhibiting the formation of free radicals that could cause cancer and dilating blood vessels to ease blood flow and lower blood pressure. Point to note: The antioxidant content is the highest in the seeds and the skin. So, do make use of them.
The vitamin K in grapes and other produce supports healthy bones and tissues, while the antioxidant vitamin C promotes healing and helps your body absorb iron.
Here’s what else you’ll get in a one-cup serving of red or green grapes:
* Calories: 104
* Total Carbohydrate: 27 grams
* Dietary Fiber: 1 gram
* Protein: 1 gram
* Fat: 0 grams
* Vitamin C: 27% DV
* Vitamin K: 28% DV
* Thiamine: 7% DV
* Riboflavin: 6% DV
* Vitamin B6: 6% DV
* Potassium: 8% DV
* Copper: 10% DV
* Manganese: 5% DV
Make sure you eat this great seasonal fruit for some amazing health benefits!