They come in clusters. They grow on the vine. They are green, red, purple and variously round. And, they’re delicious. Yes, we’re talking about grapes. What we haven’t mentioned is that grapes are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Rich in potassium, carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium (insert deep breath here) these tiny, flavour-packed fruits pack a huge punch. If you eat grapes every day for a month, you may be very pleased with the results you see in terms of your overall health, including some of the following.
1. Your heart will be healthier
Grapes are rich in antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The polyphenols that come with these antioxidants have also been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
In fact, a study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that grape polyphenols can lower LDL (bad cholesterol), lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and other heart health benefits. It was concluded that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables (including grapes) could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.