You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of red wine; a glass each day helps blood flow and may even help your overall heart health. This is because wine is made from an extremely healthy fruit. Nutrition-and-you.com explains the many benefits that grapes have on your health.

Anthocyanins

The skins of grapes (especially darker colored skins) are high in antioxidants, helping your body effectively remove toxins that we all ingest each day. Grapes are an excellent source of anthocyanins, which have been found to ease allergies, inflammation and cancer.

Flavonoids

These tasty little fruits are also full of flavonoids which help your blood flow, lowering your chance of developing a blood clot and strengthening blood vessels.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is one of the most powerful antioxidants, and is present in grapes. This naturally occurring chemical is believed to lower your risk for various cancers, stroke and prevent hypertension.  Recent studies suggest that because of resveratrol, grapes can potentially lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.

Vitamins & Minerals

This is a great snack for children and adults because grapes are an excellent source of various B vitamins, potassium, copper, vitamin C, potassium and manganese. As a low-calorie, cholesterol-free snack, grapes are also a great food to add to your daily diet to promote general health. We recommend that you purchase organic grapes only because of the large amount of surface area in which pesticide residue can remain. Buying organic can minimize the amount of toxins you ingest in an attempt to improve your health.