One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Red Grapes

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes for adding red grapes to your healthy kidney diet.

Red grapes are one of 15 foods excellent for kidney health because they have flavonoids in their skin and are good for your heart.
They also help protect from cancer and prevent inflammation.

How I Use Grapes NOW

and what I can do with them in the future to improve my health.
  • washed and by the bowlful
  • cut in half mixed with flakes of chicken, mandarin orange sections, pasta and mayo for a quick salad
  • blended with other fruits in smoothies
  • double as a fluid intake because they are a watery fruit

I don't really think there is much improvement to be had rather than eating a bowlful of grapes for a snack when I need one! Of course, I will find salad combinations I can add them to or continue to add them to smoothies as well occasionally but my favourite is just to wash them and put them in a bowl for snacking at my leisure.

It is easy to include red grapes in my diet because they are my favourite ones!

I DO even appreciate them as a part of some other veggie and fruit salad combinations too!

The only thing I can say about the future aspect is to CONTINUE eating them and just be mindful I don't eat too much (because I also have to watch sugars and fluid retention).

At this point in my life though, red grapes are a welcome part of my diet. I don't eat too many because I NEED variety and change up the fruit I purchase for groceries any given week but I DO eat them regularly and am quite happy to!

I hope that they will also be an easy and wonderful choice for you!

Health Benefits of Red Grapes

  • flavonoids in their skin prevent cancer and heart disease
  • act as antioxidants
  • anti-aging
  • anti-virus
  • and anti-tumor

Additional Benefits

Because red grapes are a watery fruit they work towards keeping yourself hydrated.

This is GOOD when you have GOUT issues and need to keep your body hydrated and able to flush the crystallization of high uric acid.

I have issues with dehydration much of the time and TRY hard to keep drinking enough water, teas and other fluids but sometimes I have a HARD time with it so I KNOW if I am also eating grapes (or watermelon) I am helping my body get the essential nutrients and FLUID it needs!


A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus described as Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making jam, juice, jelly, wine, grape seed extracts, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oi...

Broccoli Grape Salad

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 10 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
1 bunch broccoli, cut in bite size pieces  • 1 cup chopped celery  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, including tops  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, sliced in half  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, sliced in half  • 1 cup slivered almonds  • 1/2 pound bacon

Mix all ingredients with bacon cooked until it is crispy and then crumbled.

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Delicious Recipe Stack

Delicious: Red Grape Stack
Collection of recipes saved into a stack on Delicious. NOT all recipes are healthy or kidney friendly but once you learn what IS you can tweak recipes to suit you by having MORE of the acceptable ingredients and LESS of the not so good! ;)

Interesting Articles

Red vs. Green Grapes
Article extolling the virtues of each type of grapes.

Red Grapes Health Benefits

MY Commentary

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a Dr.or other medical professional. I AM a sufferer and fighter of Polycystic Kidney Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout. Any information I share has been researched on the internet or has been given to me via papers and printed information from my Drs., nurses, dietician, social workers or other health care professionals. I mean NO harm to anyone and I advise you BEFORE using any information I have provided to CHECK with YOUR health professionals and doctors. I simply want to share what I am learning throughout my own personalized journey to wellness. It has been said, "Write what you know." THIS I know because I live with it DAILY. Having said that:

Food has been a struggle for me for a long while now but I MUST work at this and TRY hard to eat right and healthy and improve as much as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can so I figured if I am struggling with these things DAILY and doing all this work and learning ANYWAY, why not SHARE things that I am learning with others and make their journey a little bit easier for them too.

SO, I started these pages as a help BOTH for myself and for YOU.

If it is helpful PLEASE feel free to let me know! ;)

This is a HARD process and journey to wellness and I hope that if even for a moment, even ONE item or idea or trick that I share makes your journey lighter or easier then I have given purpose and meaning to the reasons why or how this has been MINE as well.

I always wish you well and good luck with your journey too. xo

Updated: 06/05/2012, KDB
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Veronica on 01/24/2018

AN excellent piece .. sometimes non medics are more tuned in to healthy eating than medics . Thank you

dustytoes on 01/22/2018

I have PKD also and try to eat red grapes often but it's hard to find good organic grapes.

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