A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables has been linked to a reduced risk of various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Like other fruits and vegetables, grapes are a good source of fiber and water. (MedicalNewsToday.com)
The polyphenols in grapes, such as resveratrol, are thought to have antioxidant, lipid-lowering, and anti-inflammatory actions that may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). They may achieve this by preventing platelet build-up and reducing blood pressure and the risk of irregular heart rhythms. (MedicalNewsToday.com)
Grapes contain fiber and potassium, both of which support heart health. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends increasing potassium intake while decreasing sodium consumption to improve blood pressure and cardiovascular health. (MedicalNewsToday.com)
A 3/4 cup of grapes contains just 90 calories with no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium. Grapes are also a good source of vitamin K. Grapes of all colors are a natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols. (GrapesFromCalifornia.com)
Emerging research suggests that grapes may help maintain health in a variety of ways. In addition to heart health, current areas of scientific study include looking at the potential benefits of grape consumption on eye, brain, joint, bone, bladder, skin, colon health and more. (GrapesFromCalifornia.com)
Grapes have long been classified as a low glycemic index (GI) food, with GI values ranging between 43-53. But having a low GI value is not necessarily the same as having blood sugar benefits. In the case of grapes, recent studies have shown that the low GI value of grapes is also a good indicator of this fruit’s blood sugar benefits. Better blood sugar balance, better insulin regulation, and increased insulin sensitivity have now been connected with intake of grape juices, grape extracts, and individual phytonutrients found in grapes. (whfoods.com)
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