There are so many amazing Fruits and Vegetables to eat and of course listing them all would take for ever and a day! SO, I have tried to pick those that are probably the most popular.
We are lucky as fruit and veg is still quite seasonal here, and eating them in season is when you will gain the most benefits.
So if you see something you have been waiting for – go for it, enjoy it!As such there is not a whole spectrum of Fruit / Veggies for letters G but, the one I have chosen are still full of surprising benefits..
Grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years and have been revered by several ancient civilizations for their use in winemaking
Grapes are high in several important nutrients.
One cup (151 grams) of red or green grapes contains the following nutrients:
Carbs: 27.3 grams
Protein: 1.1 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Fibre: 1.4 grams
Vitamin C: 27% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin K: 28% of the RDI
Thiamine: 7% of the RDI
Riboflavin: 6% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
Potassium: 8% of the RDI
Copper: 10% of the RDI
Manganese: 5% of the RDI
One cup (151 grams) of grapes provides more than a quarter of the RDI for vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin vital for blood clotting and healthy bones.
They’re also a good source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient and powerful antioxidant necessary for connective tissue health.
Antioxidants are compounds found in plants, for example. They help repair the damage to your cells caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that cause oxidative stress.Oxidative stress has been associated with several chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Grapes are high in a number of powerful antioxidant compounds. In fact, over 1,600 beneficial plant compounds have been identified in this fruit.
The highest concentration of antioxidants is found in the skin and seeds. For this reason, most of the research on grapes has been done using seed or skin extracts .
Red grapes contain higher numbers of antioxidants due to the anthocyanins that give them their colour.
The antioxidants in grapes remain present even after fermentation, which is why red wine is also high in these compounds.
One of the antioxidants in this fruit is resveratrol, which is classified as a polyphenol.
Grapes also contain vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, lutein, lycopene and ellagic acid, which are powerful antioxidants as well.
Grapes contain several important nutrients and powerful plant compounds that benefit your health.
Though they contain sugar, they have a low glycemic index and don’t appear to raise blood sugar levels.
For the most benefits, choose fresh, red over white grapes.