Healthy foods, such as grapes, have an essential role to play to achieving wellness. Taking care of personal health is an important part of having a quality life. People who focus on wellness through healthy habits can improve their physical health and mental well-being in the days, months, and years ahead.
Included below are printable fact sheets that provide information about grapes and health, from grapes and an active lifestyle, to grapes and hydration, to grapes and weight management, and more.
ACHIEVING WELLNESS: THE BASICS
Taking care of personal health is an important part of having a quality life. People who focus on wellness through healthy habits can improve their physical health and mental well-being in the days, months, and years ahead.
EATING FOR IMMUNE HEALTH
A strong immune system is important for everyday health. It fights off common illnesses like colds and flu, works overtime during pandemics, and also protects the heart and other organs. A diet packed with foods rich in immune health nutrients also strengthens one of the body’s key players in immunity — the gut.
GETTING REAL ABOUT FRUIT AND DIABETES
If you are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, you already know that treatment and prevention, including diet, are critical. Individuals can react differently to certain foods, so working with a dietitian on a diet plan that meets your specific needs is important.
Red, green, or black, you’ll find the goodness of grapes in every color. Grapes are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols that are found in every part of the grape: the skin, the flesh, and the seeds. These compounds help support healthy cell function, which is critical to good health.
GRAPES AND THE ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
An active lifestyle has so many benefits. Being physically active can help you feel better, think better, work or play better, and sleep better at every age.
Grapes and Your Special Diet:
Gone gluten-free? Deciding which foods are diabetic-friendly? Sticking to low sodium selections? With their juicy and delicately sweet flavor, crisp bite, and ready-to-enjoy-anytime ease, it’s hard to resist grapes. If you’ve got a special dietary need, we’ve got good news: grapes fit!
GRAPES IN SCHOOLS: A SMART STRATEGY
ou already know that grapes are a healthy, convenient, dependable, fresh product that is always ripe and ready for use; and that grapes are very versatile. But there is more good news: published research1 suggests that when grapes are on school menus, kids’ consumption of school lunch increased overall. What’s not to love?
Make it Mediterranean:
For thousands of years, grapes have been a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet. In today’s modern kitchens, juicy, sweet Grapes from California help make Mediterranean inspired meals more colorful and flavorful.
SWEETEN YOUR DAY THE HEALTHY WAY WITH GRAPES
Americans eat a lot of sugar! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult consumes about 17 teaspoons of sugar every day! 1 Eating too much sugar can lead to health problems. People are advised to cut down on the major sources of added sugar – sugar-sweetened beverages, desserts, and sweet snacks – and enjoy foods that are naturally sweet, like grapes.
THE “GO-TO” FRUIT FOR YOUR MEALS & SNACKS
Juicy and crisp, Grapes from California are perfect on their own, of course, but they’re also an easy add-in ingredient to rejuvenate tried and true recipes, snacks, and meals. That’s why they’re your “go-to” fruit when your meals and snacks need a lift.
Waist-Watching Tips with Grapes:
Losing weight — and keeping it off — isn’t easy. But being at a healthy weight is important for good health, and it can help lower your risk for developing conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. Fresh grapes are a tasty and calorie-smart way to help you achieve your goals.
ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES
Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With 90 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red, and black—and are in season from May through January.