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Does anyone eat grapes for wellness?

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Created August 25, 2011 at 4:38 AM

Every once in awhile I think about eating grapes. Does anyone eat grapes for wellness? Do they have benefits?

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:48 PM

Thanks, RN. Didn't know that. I just see so much 'if you're going to drink, make it red wine or a NorCal margarita" I assumed there were some benefits re: reservatrol.

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on August 25, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I agree with the term "super-fructose bombs". I don't eat them anymore.

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:44 PM

Thanks JuBa! Those grapes are amazing.

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on August 25, 2011
at 01:35 PM

Umm... I eat them because they're tasty. Not every day but mebbe once a week? Mostly Corinth grapes, they're small - I like 'em frozen.

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:51 AM

RN - Sounds like a wager to me. I can drink a lot of wine, and if it will make me healthier via resveratrol I am gonna down a couple of bottles tonight. Thanks for hacking my binge!

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:31 AM

You could not physically eat enough grapes or drink enough wine to get any effects from the resveratrol...the supplement(be sure it's a high quality source, as always) is extremely concentrated.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:14 AM

^ Thought about studying viticulture; wish I had :-) ^

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Yes, different types of grapes do contain different levels of sugar, which was the remote point of my answer. But, color has little to do with it; rather, it's what the variety is intended for that makes the difference. Wine, everyday consumer consumption (table grapes), etc. Some super dark purple grapes have high percentages of sugar (lots of fructose, too); whereas some green grapes, intended to be a bit sour, have less.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:08 AM

Thanks Ashley!!

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at 05:01 AM

_ Sorry, not much of an answer, eh? I actually got a bit peeved when I thought about the state of table grapes these days. I DO in fact miss the old table varieties that were tart and slightly sweet. Didn't taste like nastyassraisins, IOWs :-)

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Good point. Thanks!

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at 05:00 AM

Good point. I love the little grapes...

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:59 AM

Smaller grapes have more skin surface area = more antioxidants

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I agree on the sugar...

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91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

on August 25, 2011
at 04:47 AM

I used to love grapes. But eating them now... I might as well just throw a bunch of sugar in my mouth and chug it down. I'd guess they have a certain amount of wellness in wine as reservatol, but jeez, you can barely find grapes that aren't super-sugared out anymore (like corn!). That said, there's got to be some heirloom or old varieties left that aren't super-fructose bombs. Off to look that up.

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:59 AM

Smaller grapes have more skin surface area = more antioxidants

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:01 AM

_ Sorry, not much of an answer, eh? I actually got a bit peeved when I thought about the state of table grapes these days. I DO in fact miss the old table varieties that were tart and slightly sweet. Didn't taste like nastyassraisins, IOWs :-)

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:00 AM

Good point. I love the little grapes...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:57 AM

I agree on the sugar...

F5698e16f1793c0bb00daea6a2e222a4

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on August 25, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I agree with the term "super-fructose bombs". I don't eat them anymore.

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on August 25, 2011
at 08:51 AM

RN - Sounds like a wager to me. I can drink a lot of wine, and if it will make me healthier via resveratrol I am gonna down a couple of bottles tonight. Thanks for hacking my binge!

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on August 25, 2011
at 05:31 AM

You could not physically eat enough grapes or drink enough wine to get any effects from the resveratrol...the supplement(be sure it's a high quality source, as always) is extremely concentrated.

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

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on August 25, 2011
at 09:48 PM

Thanks, RN. Didn't know that. I just see so much 'if you're going to drink, make it red wine or a NorCal margarita" I assumed there were some benefits re: reservatrol.

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:59 AM

Most grapes you're going to find at the store are little sugar bombs.

That said, if you aren't low carbing, there's a lot of value in enjoying your favorite (whole) foods once in a while. Some sweet fruit can be a nice treat.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Good point. Thanks!

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:40 PM

Like everyone else said, watch out for the sugar. Otherwise, I enjoy them in moderation, really just like any other fruit. I know some fruits have more sugar than others and all the rest, but considering that I stay away from all of the refined sugars and treats I used to eat constantly without even thinking, I figure I can get away with the occasional fruit, no matter what it is.

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on August 25, 2011
at 04:20 PM

I eat seasonally, so right now grapes are dirt cheap, so thats why I eat them. Plus if you freeze them, they are like little fruit popsicles! Yummy!

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on August 25, 2011
at 12:19 PM

I'm investigating the whole FODMAPS thing, and according to one of the primary sources I'm using (http://www.ibsfree.net/ibsfree_at_last/), grapes are high in both fructose and fructans. As I'm trying to mitigate some gastrointestinal dysfunction, I'll be cutting out grapes - sadly.

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:03 AM

I wonder if the different types of grapes do actually contain more/less sugar. I assume red have more than green, and probably the purple ones (that are huge) have the least. I couldn't find any research on this online, though I am sure one exists. Maybe plug different kinds into fit day and see? Also-did you know the sugar in grapes is turned into alcohol using yeast? Good to know for those who are sensitive. Learn something new every day!

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:08 AM

Thanks Ashley!!

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:14 AM

^ Thought about studying viticulture; wish I had :-) ^

91fe5b7e10068df9f147ee84320e38f7

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on August 25, 2011
at 05:10 AM

Yes, different types of grapes do contain different levels of sugar, which was the remote point of my answer. But, color has little to do with it; rather, it's what the variety is intended for that makes the difference. Wine, everyday consumer consumption (table grapes), etc. Some super dark purple grapes have high percentages of sugar (lots of fructose, too); whereas some green grapes, intended to be a bit sour, have less.

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