COULD SUGAR SNACK BE HEALTHY FOR YOU?
Updated: Jun 29, 2018
One of my top summer snacks is frozen grapes! I love them as “mini sorbet” pieces and need to cool off from summer heat.
If I ever want a cold treat, I reach out for frozen grapes instead of getting empty calories from ice-cream or ices. Unless you make your own ice-cream at home, most (if not all) that are sold in supermarkets have little nutritional value or none at all. Moreover, they contain additives, dyes and other unnecessary ingredients as artificial flavors and sweeteners that slow down our metabolism and affect both adults and children in a negative way…
Yes, grapes are high in sugar and if you are on weight loss, it is best to be mindful about the amount you consume; however, grapes are also high in antioxidants that are vital for weight loss. So it is a stick with two ends. Sugar vs Benefits!
So, the darker the skin of the grapes, the more antioxidants it has. If you go with grapes, select red (called also purple) grapes for they have larger amounts of flavonoids (a particular group of polyphenols). This polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. Grapes contain high amount of one of these anti-inflammatory component called resveratrol, found in red and purple grapes in particular.
Next time you have decision to make looking at variety of grapes when you shop, reach out to a darker kind to rip the benefits.
Best snack made easy. Make sure you buy dark skin grapes and organic type to avoid pesticides residues; wash, let it air dry a bit and store in freezer in zip lock or a container. Sort out in small zip lock bags for your grab-and-go needs or kids on the go. Eat them immediately after you take out from freezer to avoid leaky melts. One handful is all you need to refresh and rip the benefits, so pack into snack bags rather than sandwich bags.