Once you hear about it, you’ll want to eat it in batches!
Grapes are good for the brain, heart, skin – and even the waist. It is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This small berry is a great snack, great for salads and goes great with yogurt.
Below, we present the science-backed health benefits of grapes and remind you of the risks associated with eating them. And remember: if you eat grapes daily, it will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
1. Grapes help you sleep better
Well, who knew that eating a few grapes before bed would help you sleep better at night? You probably didn’t know this, but scientists point out that wine grapes and grape products (such as grape juice) are a natural source of melatonin. Melatonin is often referred to as the sleep hormone. It is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland of the brain.
Curious fact. Darkness causes the pineal gland to produce melatonin. But an extra dose of this hormone, either in the form of a supplement or a food source, will help you sleep better.
2. Grapes Support Gut Health
A pilot study was carried out in 2009. Patients with bowel cancer were given grapes to eat daily for two weeks. What did the scientists find out? Eating grapes reduced the expression of certain genes responsible for tumor growth in the colon. This study does not mean that grapes can cure colon cancer, but it does indicate that grapes are quite effective in maintaining a healthy colon.
3. Grapes Help Relieve Chemo Symptoms
One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is nausea. If you dissolve frozen fruits and berries in your mouth, such as grapes or cherries, this unpleasant symptom disappears. Some people who have received chemotherapy develop ulcers and dry mouth. If in this case to suck something cooling or sweet, there comes some relief.
4. Grapes are dangerous for children if they go down the wrong throat.
Children love grapes. It’s sweet, juicy, and a great addition to a hearty breakfast of peanut butter jam sandwich and carrots. But, if your child is under five years old, it is better to cut the grapes in half and only then serve it so that the baby does not suffocate if the grapes get in the wrong throat.
Author: Cheyenne Buckingham