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FutureStarrCalories in a Grape
Apples, oranges, pears, grapes, pineapples and cucumbers all contain a certain number of calories, but grapefruit doesn't. That's because it contains fewer calories than most fruits. But what about a cup of red grapes? They contain 84 calories, right?
When it comes to weight loss, black grapes are also high in antioxidants, specifically polyphenols. The authors of a July 2017 review published in Phytotherapy Research found that a diet rich in polyphenols may help reduce body weight. However, larger clinical trials are required to explain the potential mechanism of antioxidants in grapes on weight reduction and management.
Grapes are berries that grow on a vine. Because of their versatility, variety and portability, grapes are popular all over the world. More than 72 million tons of grapes are grown annually around the globe — more than bananas, oranges or apples. Only 12 percent of that number goes toward table grapes (grapes grown to be eaten fresh), however. The majority of grapes are turned into wine, according to the University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences. (Source: www.livescience.com)
Both red and green grapes contain 15 grams of sugar per cup, which is one gram more than a medium-sized banana, another fruit which is infamously high in sugar. The grapes with the highest sugar content are Cotton Candy Grapes, packing 28 grams of sugar in a one-cup serving. If you’re a grape-lover like us, you’re more than likely to freely pop grapes into your mouth without paying attention to the one-cup serving size suggestion. You can easily end up eating a whole bag of grapes without even realizing it, and since most bags contain about eight cups of grapes, you’ll have eaten a whopping 120 grams of sugar in one sitting.
If you prefer eating black grapes, then it's even better as they contain a powerful antioxidant known as resveratrol in their skin, which may help promote weight loss, as per the Harvard Health Letter. Additionally, in a study published in the Journal of Obesity, a high dose of resveratrol was found to stimulate the development of good fats rather than obesity-causing bad fat. But that's not it; eating red grapes may give you great weight loss results too. This is because ellagic acid found only in red grapes is known to have positive fat-burning effects. According to the researchers from Oregon State University, ellagic acid helps in slowing down the growth of existing fat cells in our body and deters the formation of new fat cells. (Source: www.ndtv.com)