Are Grapes Paleo?


Who doesn’t love a juicy bunch of grapes? These little fruits are delicious and can absolutely be included as part of a Paleo lifestyle.

Paleo and Nutrient-Dense Foods

Although high in sugar, grapes also contain a significant amount of nutrients, including choline, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, but the real benefit is thought to come from the fruit’s polyphenols.

Polyphenols (such as resveratrol, which is found in grape skins) have been shown to have antifungal and antioxidant properties. Dietary resveratrol, for example, has been shown to inhibit the oxidation of LDL, an important factor in preventing heart disease.

Paleo and Carbohydrates

Because grapes are so high in sugar, you should be careful not to eat whole bunches of them at a time. How many you can eat will depend on your personal tolerance of carbohydrates, so feel free to play around and see what works best for you.

Mark Sisson includes grapes in his Primal shopping list, but they are in the “Other Fruits” category, rather than the “Preferred” category.