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What is the nutritional value of grapes?

People in a study experienced better blood flow in their brachial arteries just three hours after eating the equivalent of one and a quarter cups of grapes. At 104 calories a delicious cup, that’s a pretty juicy deal.

The blood flow benefits were even better after three weeks of consistent eating. Researchers think it may be the antioxidants in grapes that help keep blood vessels relaxed and blood flowing freely. In fact, grapes may even help protect your blood vessels from fatty meals—something that normally does immediate, transient damage. Early animal research suggests that something in grapes may help protect your blood pressure from salty foods, too.

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