Keep eating those grapes the way you’ve eaten them since childhood. They’re even better for you than most people think. They are likely to help facilitate your longevity. It’s true. They’ve been proven to be very good for your heart.
The skins on these tasty tidbits are full of resveratrol. That’s a powerful antioxidant–and it’s what makes red wine good for your heart. It helps ward off diseases like cancer, too.
Now a new study even suggests that resveratrol is good at boosting your immunity–something that not only helps prevent colds and flu viruses but can help avoid many autoimmune diseases as well. Resveratrol may even kill bacteria.
That said, there are lots of fabulous reasons to stock up on and eat your grapes. But like many foods, even sweet, juicy fruits can become boring. So how do you add them to your diet aside from popping them into your mouth straight off the vine (hopefully adequately washed first)?
- Freeze them. There is no better nighttime snack. They provide an extra crunch when frozen as well as a bit more time to consume. And they don’t have fat and a ridiculous calorie count like other late-night crunchy snacks might be filled with.
- Add them to green salads. The sweet taste is a welcome pop of flavor amidst the savory vegetables.
- Add them to mixed salads like chicken salad. Check out the following recipe.
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 red delicious apple, cored and chopped (don’t peel)
- 1 cup red or green grapes
- Light mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all of these ingredients in a big bowl, adding just enough of the light mayonnaise to moisten everything. Serve on a bed of Boston or Romaine lettuce. This makes a fabulous lunch or brunch to serve your guests. It’s also very good on a wheat roll as a sandwich.