They come in bunches. They grow on vines. They’re green, red, purple and all shapes of round. And, they’re delicious. Yes, we’re talking about grapes. What we failed to mention in our lead was the fact the grapes are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Filled with potassium, carbohydrates, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, Vitamin B6, and magnesium (insert deep breath here) these tiny, flavor-packed fruits pack a giant punch. And if you eat grapes every day for one month, you may be very pleased with the results that you see in your overall body health including some of the following:
1. You’ll have a healthier heart
Grapes are loaded with antioxidants that are linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Along with these antioxidants comes polyphenols which are also associated with decreased risk for cardiovascular disease.
In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine found that grape polyphenols could reduce LDL (bad cholesterol), lower blood pressure, i reduce inflammation, among other heart healthy benefits. It was concluded that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, including grapes, can decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease.