What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Grapes Every Day

Grapes are a staple in most American households. They're tasty, affordable, and come in several different varieties. They're also portable and are made up of 84% water, which means you'll get a hydration boost whenever you snack on them (via Eat This, Not That!). Seems like you could munch on grapes every day without any worries, right? Maybe, but it really depends on how many you eat at a time.

Because grapes are high in sugar, your blood sugar will spike if you eat a large portion at once. "Your blood sugar will increase but not as significantly as something like soda would cause," nutritionist Paul Claybrook, MS, said. "Part of the reason for this is that grapes contain some fiber, which slows down the speed at which your body can absorb nutrients, including sugar. There isn't a whole lot of fiber (just under a gram per cup) but it's enough to keep your blood sugar in a reasonable range as long as you aren't pigging out on them." To keep your blood sugar under control, stick to small portions of grapes at a time.

Grapes are a great addition to your diet

When enjoyed in moderation, grapes are a great snack to add to your diet. These little fruits pack a punch. According to Good Housekeeping, grapes can promote better heart health. "Studies indicate that grapes promote healthy blood vessels through vasorelaxation, which in turn is linked to healthy blood flow and pressure," said Courtney Romano, MBA, RD. "Grapes have also been shown to promote healthy blood lipid profiles, counter oxidative stress and inflammation, and platelet aggregation."

Grapes can also keep your brain healthy. Research has shown that eating grapes every day might slow down the progression of early-stage Alzheimers (via National Library of Medicine). They can also keep your immune system strong with their antioxidant content. "Grape compounds including antioxidants and other polyphenols, help protect the health and function of cells which is beneficial to the immune system," Romano says. "Individual grape compounds like resveratrol and certain flavonoids have been linked to improved immune function." As long as you eat them in moderation, grapes are a great thing to enjoy every day.