Grapes are not only delicious (and make some great wine), they’re packed full of nutrients to help you on your journey to your new and healthy lifestyle. The anti-inflammatory properties will assist you in decreasing the risk of several diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and eye disorders (Spritzler, 2017). One thing to watch, they are 110 calories per cup, so don’t have too many!! Grapes are also bursting with antioxidants, helping you fight off bad toxins in your body, resulting in better heart health and lower risk of cancer (Ware, 2017).
Check out the nutritional profile below:
1.4 g of fiber
288 mg of potassium
15 milligrams (mg) of calcium
0.54 mg of iron
11 mg of magnesium
30 mg of phosphorus
3 mg of sodium
0.11 mg of zinc
4.8 mg of vitamin C
22 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin K
3 mcg of folate
Grapes also contain vitamins B and A, and they are high in water content. A cup of grapes contains over 121 g of water.
They’ll keep you hydrated through the hotter months and provide the energy you need to be the best you!
Spritzler, F. (2017, June 3). 13 Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Eat. Retrieved from Health Line: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-anti-inflammatory-foods
Ware, M. (2017, November 15). What are the health benefits of grapes? Retrieved from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271156.php