Surprising Side Effects of Eating Grapes

Looking to keep your brain in tip-top condition as you age? Then consider packing some grapes in your work lunch bag

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The antioxidant compounds in grapes help minimize oxidative stress in the brain. This protects your brain from cognitive decline and memory loss as you age."

Chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis

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Additionally, grapes—especially red ones—are known to be rich in resveratrol," adds Feder. "Research has shown this compound to protect against oxidative stress

When high blood pressure is left unchecked, it can increase your risk for the two leading causes of death in Amercia: heart disease

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McAvoy and Mitri suggest snacking on some grapes, which can help balance blood pressure because they're high in potassium and low in sodium

This fruit contains a small amount of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulates your body's sleep-wake cycle.

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Try eating grapes an hour or two before bedtime—and remember, be mindful of your portion size or you might accidentally

 How many grapes you've eaten—which, let's face it, is all too easy to do—you may have experienced a tummy ache

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Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruits that can cause gas when consumed in high amounts you may get a stomachache due to the gas.

 This fruit is loaded with vitamin C, beta carotene, quercetin, and other antioxidants known to promote immune health.

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The stronger your immune system, the better prepared your body is to fight off illnesses. How's that for a reason to nosh on some grapes during cold

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