4. Decreased Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is the hallmark of diseases like arthritis, but is actually a factor in every disease. The swelling is an important immune response in some circumstances, but when it occurs in error or becomes chronic, it can cause damage to your cells. That may open the door for cancer, heart disease, and other autoimmune disorders.
Grape powder has featured in several studies that look at inflammation. In one study of 24 men with metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease), a daily dose of grape powder equivalent to 1.5 cups of fresh grapes was found to significantly raise the level of anti-inflammatory compounds in their bloodstream.