Today’s health tip: Benefits of Grapes

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

High in antioxidants, beneficial plant compounds that may protect against chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Many beneficial plant compounds, such as resveratrol, that may protect against various types of cancer, including colon cancer and breast cancer.

Compounds in them and red wine may protect against heart disease. Grapes may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

They have a low glycemic index. Additionally, compounds in grapes may protect against high blood sugar.

Several compounds, such as resveratrol, lutein and zeaxanthin that may protect against common eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.

May improve memory, attention and mood and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, though more human-based research is needed to confirm some of these benefits.

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