Wonders of grapes as weight reduction helpers

by Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey

Grapes are absolutely delicious and nutritious. They are well-loved fruits that offer numerous health benefits when it comes to weight reduction. They are also pleasant to the eyes and palate. Who has not enjoyed the feel of touching a bunch of grapes while anticipating the pleasure of savoring the fruits?

Even though the thought of grapes may evoke images of fine wine as well as luscious vineyards filled with grapes of different colors — green grapes, purple grapes, and golden grapes — there is a lot more to grapes than just their taste and looks.

Grapes can greatly contribute to helping one slim down while benefiting from a decent supply of plant-based nutrients. The many benefits that grapes are endowed with are known to assist with weight reduction. 

Benefits of Grapes:

  1. Low in Calories: Grapes are relatively low in calories compared to many other snack options. A cup of grapes typically contains around 60-70 calories, making them a satisfying and guilt-free snack.

  2. High in Fiber: Grapes contain dietary fiber, which can help you feel fuller for longer and reduce overeating. Fiber also aids in digestion and supports a healthy gut, which can indirectly contribute to weight management.

  3. Natural Sugars: Grapes do contain natural sugars, but they are also rich in water content, which dilutes the sugar concentration. This can make them a satisfying sweet option while still being lower in calories than processed sweets.

  4. Rich in Antioxidants: Grapes are packed with antioxidants like resveratrol and bio-flavonoids. These compounds have been linked to various health benefits, including potential effects on metabolism and fat storage. However, the specific impact on weight reduction is still being studied.

  5. Hydration: Grapes have a high water content, which can help keep you hydrated. Sometimes, our bodies confuse thirst with hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking. Eating water-rich fruits like grapes can help prevent this confusion.

  6. Reduction of Excessive Appetite: Grapes come in small, bite-sized portions, which can naturally promote portion control. Instead of consuming a larger, calorie-dense snack, you can enjoy a handful of grapes.

We all inherently know that humans have a tendency to overdo what feels good to them, especially if there is a sweet taste associated to what they ingest. Grapes are processed into raisins and they too can carry a high content of fructose. It is important to exercise caution to avoid using grapes or raisins to support an addiction to sugar or ethanol.

It is common sense to remember that as it is for the consumption of anything, moderation is key. While grapes have their benefits, consuming them in larger than reasonable quantities — or mostly as alcoholic beverages — could very well contribute to excess caloric intake.

It is also common knowledge that excess caloric intake is a major contributor to excess body fat production, a condition that leads to metabolic disorders including diabetes. Some of the food products that science has found to contribute to high caloric intake are sugar, high carbs, fatty meats, and junk food — mainly factory/laboratory made ‘food’ products harboring GMO ingredients.

Additionally, let this be a reminder that the overall quality of one’s diet and levels of physical activity play crucial roles in conditions related to overweight states and obesity, both of which are associated with comorbidities. The physical body usually reveals the cracks in its foundation when a faulty diet is the norm.

Grapes can be consumed as part of a sensible weight reduction strategy, consider incorporating them into a well-rounded diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. 

It is important to note that while grapes can be a part of a healthy diet, no single food alone can lead to significant weight reduction. Getting one’s weight to an ideal level is a complex process that involves a combination of a balanced diet, regular physical activity, detoxification, and overall wise lifestyle choices.

In my books GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY and HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY, I provide valuable information on sensible nutrition, preventative health, as well as awareness of natural and indigenous remedies for the wellness of body and mind.
GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY,  an advanced program for effective weight management the non-toxic way.
HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY, a complete Guide to Self-Detoxification.


Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY LAB - Counseling Psychology Department

January 2002

Sri Regine Lherisson-Bey, Ph.D. and doctorate degree candidate in Natural Medicine, is a Mind-Body Therapist, Wellness Coach, and published Author voted Wellness Expert by peer consensus in 2005. Therapist Lherisson-Bey is the author of the Kindle bestseller HOW TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIFE NATURALLY as well as the weight management program GET SLIM EFFORTLESSLY. From an original CD, the publication has evolved into an instructional picture book, an eBook, and an effective weight management program. Therapist Lherisson-Bey’s works have been featured on TV, radio, and in several magazines in the past 32 years.


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