Though grapes are highly nutritious, excess consumption can have the following side effects;
Grapes are high in salicylic acid, which can cause stomach pain, bloating, inflammation, and indigestion caused by the seeds. It’s also high in insoluble fibers that can trigger IBS as they inflame the gastrointestinal tract.
Consuming excess grapes can increase obesity and weight gain risks as they are high in calories.
The high simple sugars in grapefruits and grape juices or eating unpeeled grapes from new locations may result in diarrhea.
Other potential side effects include grape allergy, headaches, and dry mouth.
Are grapes generally healthy to eat? Why or why not? Who might they be good for, and who might they not be good for (like people with diabetes)?
Generally, when eaten in moderate amounts, grapes are healthy fruits loaded with minerals and vitamins such as potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, etc. The body needs these to boost the immune and lower risk of diseases.
All healthy people can consume grapes. However, people with diabetes and IBS should limit their grape intake.