The next time you have a yearning for fresh fruit, consider grabbing some grapes. According to a new study, not only are they tasty, but they can also help you live longer.
In a Foods journal study, adding two cups of grapes to a high-fat diet reduced fatty liver, improved antioxidant gene levels, and prolonged lifespan.
According to EurekAlert!, Dr. John Pezzuto of Western New England University estimated that eating grapes frequently could add four or five years to a person's life.
Laura McDermott MS, RDN, CD, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, states that this will provide even more motivation for people to focus on consuming a wide variety of meals.
Grapes' antioxidant concentration makes them anti-inflammatory, says McDermott. Grapes contain resveratrol, catechins, quercetin, and anthocyanins, says McDermott.
Grapes' antioxidants help fight free radicals, minimize oxidative stress, and reduce inflammation when combined with a balanced diet.
Grapes are beneficial because they include phytonutrients, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics, helping to keep your cells and DNA healthy.
McDermott believes antioxidants are one of the coolest elements of food because they reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
This study and others employing grape antioxidants used 'normal' amounts, so you can enjoy the advantages with just a cup or two.