grapes

Grapes are favored for their sweet and juicy flavor. Grapes are low in calories. Grapes contain quercetin, a plant pigment that is thought to regulate the levels of blood cholesterol.

Benefits: 

  • High in pectin and bioflavonoids.
  • Contain phytochemicals that may reduce risk for heart disease, cancer and stokes.
  • A fair source of iron and potassium.
  • A low-calorie sweet snack and dessert.

Drawbacks: 

  • Since they are often treated with sulfur dioxide to retard spoiling, grapes may present a problem for sulfite-sensitive people.
  • Natural salicylates may provoke an allergic response.

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