Fruits & Fitness! What’s so great about fruit anyway?!

First off, fruit is delicious and that should be reason enough to eat lots of it.  But if you need more incentive, fruits contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs!

In a series of blog posts, we will touch on some of the important health benefits of our favorite fruits! We hope to leave you with some insight and maybe a craving for a delicious, healthy snack 🙂

Grapes

GrapesGrapes are high in water content and antioxidants including lutein and zeaxanthin (both are good for your eyes). They contain polyphenols, another type of antioxidant, that may prevent or slow some types of cancer and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Grapes also contain fiber, potassium, and the flavonoid, quercetin, a natural anti-inflammatory.

Red grapes contain resveratrol, the phytochemical antioxidant that is known to reduce the risk of stroke, and protects again a variety of diseases including Alzheimers, degenerative nerve disease and some infections.

Grapes-Health

(Click on the image for more info on grapes!)

Note: The information included above or on any other Flavor Run blog post is not intended to be used as medical advice or as a substitute for advice from a health care professional.

References:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271156.php

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-grapes.html

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/grapes.html

Advertisements

Leave us a Flavorlicious Message :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s