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The Incredible Health Benefits of Grapes


2. Lower Blood Pressure

There are many reasons we should be eating grapes, one of the big ones is that they’re great for our heart health. The reason they’re so good for our heart is because they are able to lower blood pressure. Healthline points out that grapes are high in potassium which helps maintain blood pressure. Many people who suffer from high blood pressure or are at risk for heart disease and stroke, also have low potassium. To reap these benefits from grapes all it takes is a small amount. For example, 1-cup of grapes contains 288-mg of potassium which adds up to 6-percent of our recommended daily amount.

Healthline cites a study which examined 12,267 participants and found that those who “consumed higher levels of potassium in relation to sodium were less likely to die from heart diseases than those who consumed less potassium.”

When shopping for grapes, consider buying concord grapes or red grapes because they might reap the most hearty health benefits due to their rich color. “Concord grapes contain many flavonoids, including resveratrol, which can help decrease blood pressure by improving the fluidity of the blood. Resveratrol also relaxes the arterial walls to allow adequate circulation and decrease the pressure in the arteries,” writes Chatelaine.

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