Studies Show Benefits of Nuts, Grapes

Taylor Hillman General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

A number of new studies out prove what growers already know – eating produce is good for the body. Sabrina Hill has more.
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One study looked at the effects of grapes on organ damage in people with metabolic syndrome. It showed that the polyphenols found in grapes helps protect the organs against such damage. It found that after three months of diet rich in red, green, and black grapes, there was a significant reduction in inflammatory markers throughout the body, with the biggest improvements in the liver and abdominal fat tissue.

Meanwhile, in three different studies on tree nuts, findings showed a decrease in metabolic syndrome, lower weight and smaller waist circumference when compared to people who didn’t eat tree nuts.

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