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Plant Compounds May Protect Against Certain Types of Cancer:

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Grapes contain high levels of beneficial plant compounds, which may help protect against certain types of cancer (6).

Resveratrol, one of the compounds found in this fruit, has been well-studied in terms of cancer prevention and treatment.

It has been shown to protect against cancer by reducing inflammation, acting as an antioxidant and blocking the growth and spread of cancer cells within the body (10).

However, the unique combination of plant compounds found in grapes may be responsible for their anti-cancer benefits. In addition to resveratrol, grapes also contain quercetin, anthocyanins and catechins — all of which may have beneficial effects against cancer (11).

Grape extracts have been shown to block the growth and spread of human colon cancer cells in test-tube studies (12, 13).




Additionally, one study in 30 people over the age of 50 showed that eating 1 pound (450 grams) of grapes per day for two weeks decreased markers of colon cancer risk (14).

Studies have also found that …

High Antioxidant Contents May Prevent Chronic Diseases:

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Antioxidants are compounds found in plants, for example. They help repair the damage to your cells caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that cause oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress has been associated with several chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and heart disease (4)...

Grapes are high in a number of powerful antioxidant compounds. In fact, over 1,600 beneficial plant compounds have been identified in this fruit (5, 6)..

The highest concentration of antioxidants is found in the skin and seeds. For this reason, most of the research on grapes has been done using seed or skin extracts (7).

Red grapes contain higher numbers of antioxidants due to the anthocyanins that give them their color (5).




The antioxidants in grapes remain present even after fermentation, which is why red wine is also high in these compounds (8)...

One of the antioxidants in this fruit is resveratrol, which is classified as a polyphenol.

Numerous studies have been performed on its benefi…

Packed With Nutrients, Especially Vitamins C and K:::

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Grapes are high in several important nutrients....
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One cup (151 grams) of red or green grapes contains the following nutrients (1):

Calories: 104
Carbs: 27.3 grams
Protein: 1.1 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Fiber: 1.4 grams
Vitamin C: 27% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin K: 28% of the RDI
Thiamine: 7% of the RDI
Riboflavin: 6% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
Potassium: 8% of the RDI
Copper: 10% of the RDI
Manganese: 5% of the RDI
One cup (151 grams) of grapes provides more than a quarter of the RDI for vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin vital for blood clotting and healthy bones (2).

They’re also a good source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient and powerful antioxidant necessary for connective tissue health (3).

SUMMARY
Grapes contain many important vitamins and minerals, including more than one-quarter of the RDIs for vitamins C and K.....

Surprising Benefits Of Grapes:

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The health benefits of grapes include their ability to provide relief from constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration, and prevent cataracts.

What are Grapes?
Grapes are one of the most popular fruits in the world because of their taste, texture, flavor, variety, and ease of portability. This popular and delicious fruit is also packed with a lot of important nutrients.

Apart from the fruit of the grape plant, the seeds are also beneficial for health as they help reduce swelling and prevent eye diseases caused as a result of diabetes. Grape seed extract has a high antioxidant content. According to a 2013 report [1] published in the International Journal of Food Properties, the antioxidant activity of a 20-mg capsule of grape seed extract was nearly 10 to 20 times greater than 1 g of tomato, papaya, banana, and mango. Thus, the consumption of grapes is a cost-effective way of eating healthy, particularly when the cost of diet supplements is high.

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