Grapes are a top food for immunity and brain health, according to a new book soon to be released by dietitian and author Patricia Bannan.
The book, From Burnout to Balance: 60+ Healing Recipes & Simple Strategies to Boost Mood, Immunity, Focus & Sleep, lists top foods in several categories, among them brain and immune health, with grapes on the list for both.
In addition to recipes, Bannan includes grapes in her “Nearly No-Cook Meal Ideas” section of the book.
Bannan’s Lemony Farro and Lentil Bowls with Shrimp and Grapes. Photo: Jennifer Chong.
“Grapes are my go-to ingredient for color, hydration and nutrition. As a snack or recipe ingredient, grapes are an easy, healthy choice for wellness. Studies show that grapes are linked to benefits in multiple areas of health, including support for brain and immune health,” said Bannan. “Three of my favorite recipes with grapes in From Burnout to Balance are my Simple Salmon Burgers with Grape Salsa, Lemony Farro and Lentil Bowls with Shrimp and Grapes and my Kale, Sweet Potato & Grape Salad with Walnuts. Not only are these recipes delicious, but they are packed with nutrients to support both brain and immune health.”
Bannan will promote her new book throughout the upcoming California table grape season.