Grapes have been grown for more than 5,000 years and are a tasty snack or addition to salads and desserts. Many North Americans turn to red grapes as a way to cut calories or reduce fat, but there is much more to eating red grapes than potential weight loss. Recent studies suggest red grapes may help prevent cancer, as well as other well-known illnesses.

Resveratrol is a chemical that occurs naturally in grape skins. Studies indicate that it may have anti-cancer properties. The laboratory data seems to suggest that eating red grapes in small amounts is the key.

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